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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B. Janssen
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2006-10-11

So no one has pointed out the even more glaring hole than requiring people to change SSIDs; the database only gets updated whenever Google chooses to re-scan the area.


That's because the database is not working like you seem to think how it is working. The database is frequently updated with information gathered and sent home by mobile Android devices.

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