Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 21st Nov 2011 07:48 UTC
Google Last June, CNET disclosed that Google collects and publishes the estimated locations of millions of phones, laptops, and other Wi-Fi devices. All without their owner's knowledge or permission. Google has finally announced how to exclude your home network from this database. Simply append "_nomap" to its name. Details over at CNET. Left unsaid is why the burden is placed on millions of individuals to opt-out, instead of on perpetrator Google.
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I don't like to defend Google
by KrustyVader on Mon 21st Nov 2011 09:12 UTC
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Asking google not to map my network is like asking your neighborhood not to listen your music if you play it loud.

I like privacy that's why i try to have everything connected by cable. And for the wireless devices i got my router transmitter at the lowest power possible. This may not be an option for everybody, but it don't like to see my network at 50 meters away from my home.

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