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‘The Daily Show’ Takes On Homeless Hot Spots

The annual South By Southwest culture and tech conference was caught up in a controversy after homeless people were given Wi-Fi devices and t-shirts inviting attendees to use them as walking WiFi hotspots. Here's what Jon Stewart had to say about it on "The Daily Show."
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