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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benali72
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2008-05-03

Router defaults are always set to Broadcast SSID. You can not expect the typical user to know that they have to set this OFF or rename their network to avoid Google's prying eyes.

And what about Google's tracking and publication of the location of Wi-Fi-enabled devices, including PCs, iPhones, iPads, and Android phones?

I think UZ64's outrage is justified.

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