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wi-fi database

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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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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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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

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Syrian Electronic Army hacks into Viber database

Instead of seeing the support page for the popular messaging app, users see a banner that says, "Dear All Viber Users, the Israeli-based 'Viber' is spying and tracking you."

By July 23, 2013

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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

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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

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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

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Meerkats and otters and tortoises, oh my!

London Zoo is live streaming its meerkats, otters and Galapagos tortoises as a test of a new wireless technology known as white space.

By October 13, 2014

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Google tests 'white space' database for FCC certification

Company sees unlicensed TV broadcast spectrum as a way to help solve the spectrum crunch.

By March 4, 2013