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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Google's Bad Behavior
by kateline on Mon 21st Nov 2011 08:26 UTC
kateline
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2011-05-19

Google's business model is based on using other people's information, whether it's intellectual property (like Youtube) or personal information (like in this article). The government really needs to step in and protect us against this corporation. But wait! It probably can't do that, because it wants to use all the data Google collects on us.

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