WiGLE in the News - Ars Technica

Notes regarding project status and info

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Postby bobzilla » Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:20 pm

WiGLE in Ars. Starts a bit sensational, but then gets rational:
It's also not clear just how big the privacy issue even is. The MAC addresses of stationary Wi-Fi access points are not in any meaningful sense "private"—they're broadcast to the world, and the only information they can communicate is the device or chipset's manufacturer.
http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2 ... ncerns.ars
-bobzilla - WiGLE.net just a little bit
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I've also been thinking about this topic. Wigle has a public database collected by the public but there is not outcry here.
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