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Google Wants To Track Your Physical Location


We're introducing a method that lets you opt out of having your wireless access point included in the Google Location Server. To opt out, visit your access point's settings and change the wireless network name (or SSID) so that it ends with "_nomap." For example, if your SSID is "Network," you'd need to change it to "Network_nomap."

Great. Just great. Google will now be tracking my wireless access point unless I append "_nomap" to the SSID. How many people do you think are going to do this? How many people have even changed their default AP login from "admin:admin"? Google is taking advantage of people, and they know it. I hope the backlash is severe, because I find this to be a breach of trust. Whatever happened to "Do No Evil"?

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