WiGLE in the news: USA Today. sorta.

Notes regarding project status and info

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"Poole's hobby is known as wardriving, which, though it was recently banned in California, has picked up speed as a competitive sport around the world. One Web site, wigler.net, has mapped over 700,000 WiFi sites around the world."

"Using GSP devices, it isn't difficult to find the exact physical location of a target — something to consider in countries with high kidnapping or attack risks, he says."

banned? "wigler"? "GSP"? kidnapping? They're not even trying anymore.

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/columnis ... i-fi_x.htm

Postby mycroft » Fri Apr 30, 2004 12:17 am

actually, this is correct. using a GPS device one could get the exact physical location of a kidnap victim (+/- GPS accuracy), but one has to wonder what this information would be good for since standing by said victim holding a GPS device up to them to record their exact location would probably tip your hand. however, IANAKidnapper so I may be wrong on the helpfulness of this procedure. An excellent bit of reporting, pointing out the nefarious uses of GPS devices to the unsuspecting public!

Now you know (and knowing is 1/2 the battle)

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