Jun 152011

Google tracks wireless devices using MACs, and this information is freely available on the Internet. Shocking. The best part, from cnet News:

“Google did not respond to a series of questions posed last week, including what measures it takes to filter out mobile devices and laptops from its database, what privacy policy governs this data collection, and whether law enforcement or civil litigants submitted requests for records from its database. The company also declined to specify how someone can remove their device’s MAC address from the database, and a¬†question asking that in a support forum last September was never answered.”

If you don’t want Google – or anyone else – to know the location of where you’re doing something unsavory, perhaps you shouldn’t be doing it.

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