Facebook experiments with offering free Wi-Fi for a check-in

11/8/2012 | Los Angeles Times

Facebook is piloting a program that equips retailers with Wi-Fi routers and offers free Web access to shoppers who log in using their Facebook accounts. Checking in will broadcast their presence in the store on their Facebook feeds, giving retailers a way to reach out to shoppers' friends and family, though users have the option to hide such activity from their contacts by changing their audience settings.

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