For those who may be concerned about the pervasive internet surveillance and /or unauthorized monitoring and intrusion on public WiFi there are certain steps that can be taken that may help.

The pessimist takes the position that the effort is not worth while and the optimist believes that some of the steps might be worth while.

I use a VPN while on public WiFi which routes my encrypted traffic though a server in a foreign country.

I could not get the forum to accept a URL so I suggest you google the title of the thread and og to the Electronic Frontier article with that title.