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wi-fi database


I'm Dong Ngo, and these are my personal Wi-Fi routers

CNET networking editor Dong Ngo reveals the Wi-Fi routers he has used at his home over the years.

By February 12, 2013

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Laws on Wi-Fi sniffing still up in the air, say specialists

Legal and tech specialists debate whether open Wi-Fi networks should be fair game for sniffing, but they agree that the law is currently unclear on the issue.

By July 28, 2012


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


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


The data is in: The world's Wi-Fi routers support Obama

A new study finds SSIDs around the globe tend to express more positive sentiment for President Obama than negative. Despite some, uh, inconsistencies in said data.

By May 31, 2012


Find wireless hot spots before you travel with Wi-Fi Finder

If you depend upon your tablet for mobile work, and Wi-Fi hot spots are a necessity, Jack Wallen says that Wi-Fi Finder is a must-have app.

By May 15, 2012


Euclid downplays privacy concerns about Wi-Fi tracking

Startup called Euclid Elements shows up at privacy conference to say there are no problems with recording locations of millions of smartphones (unless their owners go to the company's Web site and opt out).

By May 16, 2012


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


How companies use Wi-Fi to track you (roundup)

The way tech companies such as Google, Apple, and Microsoft collect and use geolocation tracking information has come under scrutiny in recent months out of potential privacy concerns.

By September 1, 2011


Microsoft releases Wi-Fi-logging code for privacy check

Company says publication of the code should demonstrate Microsoft's commitment to privacy and ensuring the protection of people's information.

By July 3, 2011