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Author Topic: Privacy and Google and Your Home Network  (Read 334 times)
jonzr
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« on: Nov 15, 2011 at 09:44 »

You might wanna take heed.  It's a pain in the arse as one must then fix all associated devices on the network, but it's a one time deal.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/243883/google_offers_optout_for_wifi_location_database.html#tk.rss_news
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« Reply #1 on: Nov 15, 2011 at 16:50 »

That's only if you have an unsecured wireless network, right?
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« Reply #2 on: Nov 15, 2011 at 18:06 »

On unsecured networks Google was scanning them and storing info about them.  But even on secured ones, they were keeping the ssid info.  I think basically, recording that yup, there's a network named xxx plus whatever else they could gleen - probably more than we know.
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