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wi-fi database

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Stanford researcher exposes Microsoft's Wi-Fi database

To pressure Microsoft to curb access to its geolocation database, researcher creates Web page that lets people send queries based on their--or someone else's--computer's unique Wi-Fi address.

By July 29, 2011

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Microsoft curbs Wi-Fi location database

The company restricts access to a Live.com geolocation tool linking Wi-Fi devices with locations after a CNET article draws attention to privacy concerns.

By August 1, 2011

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Removing your Wi-Fi network from Google's map

Google tells privacy-conscious Wi-Fi hotspot owners how to opt out of its crowdsourced database, which is used to speed up location fixes.

By November 14, 2011

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Google ditches all Street View Wi-Fi scanning

Canadian government report says Google plans to use only crowdsourced data, obtained primarily through mobile devices, to compile its Wi-Fi location database.

By October 19, 2010

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Reciva adds Pandora to 10 Wi-Fi radios

The Internet radio database company Reciva has added Pandora access to 10 standalone Wi-Fi radios.

By April 27, 2009

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Researchers probe Google's geolocation database

Google curbed access to its massive database of Wi-Fi locations after a CNET article appeared, but that hasn't stopped security analysts from trying to figure out how it works.

By July 27, 2011

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Google curbs Web map exposing phone locations

Google limits access to geolocation database linking Wi-Fi devices with physical locations after a CNET article highlights potential privacy concerns.

By June 27, 2011

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Should lying online be a crime?

Google lets you remove your Wi-Fi info from its location database, iTunes Match goes live, and the Department of Justice pushes Congress to make it a felony to use a fake name on a social network or lie on a dating-site profile.

By November 15, 2011

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Should lying online be a crime?

Google lets you remove your Wi-Fi info from its location database, iTunes Match goes live, and the Department of Justice pushes Congress to make it a felony to use a fake name on a social network or lie on a dating-site profile.

By November 15, 2011

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Apple: We'll fix iPhone tracking 'bug'

The iPhone maker breaks its silence and says an iOS update coming soon will address a location-tracking furor involving a "crowd-sourced Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower database."

By April 27, 2011