Wi-Fi: The National Security Threat

Wednesday, 1 January 2003, 4:30 PM EST

Wi-Fi promises to let you surf the Internet on your PDA while sitting at an outdoor café or transfer a phone number from your laptop to your mobile phone--all without wired connections.

But the U.S. Defense Department says services that use the Wireless Fidelity standard may interfere with military radar, so it's asking for restrictions on its use. That worries some industry heavyweights, which have a lot riding on the technology.

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