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Topic # 66102 12-Aug-2010 11:43
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Do you remember when google collected everybody's wifi data (mac address) this is what  they collected. Put in your access point at home,  the mac address for wifi ...very suprising results

They got me dam u google . time to take legal action lol
 


http://samy.pl/mapxss/?mac=xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx




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  Reply # 366772 12-Aug-2010 13:21
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Was your wifi network locked or open?
Was your SSID hidden or on public display?
And didn't you just give your mac address to samy.pl

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  Reply # 366775 12-Aug-2010 13:25

They got me but when I used their location services on my older nokia E63 it messed up the location. I see the wifi data being useful. It is information that is broadcast, ANAL but if its broadcast then you can expect it to be picked up...

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  Reply # 366778 12-Aug-2010 13:37
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Google=Skynet

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  Reply # 366781 12-Aug-2010 13:47
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Didn't get me, didn't have wireless at the time they drove past :) yeessssssssss




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  Reply # 366790 12-Aug-2010 13:54
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Didn't get me either - you and I can form the resistance for mankind

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  Reply # 366799 12-Aug-2010 14:25

just change the name of your wifi and that is enough to stop it.

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  Reply # 366803 12-Aug-2010 14:30
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They got both our wifi networks (The Telecom supplied Thomson modem and a Belkin router in my room).




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  Reply # 366806 12-Aug-2010 14:36
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tardtasticx: They got both our wifi networks (The Telecom supplied Thomson modem and a Belkin router in my room).


Googles got you now bud.

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  Reply # 366823 12-Aug-2010 15:26
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Why are people always going on about Google doing this? People like Skyhook have been mapping WAPs for ages, including in NZ.

In Google Maps, with a recent browser, click on the little circle above the streetview man.

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  Reply # 366848 12-Aug-2010 16:24
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Does this just show up on google maps if you look at your address?
If so - nope - didnt get me - but I cant see any other around the neighborhood either.




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  Reply # 366858 12-Aug-2010 16:38
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