Google streetview 'wardriving'

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Postby KH » Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:03 pm

By now lots of articles mentioning that the google streetview camera mobile is also 'wardriving' (logging locations of access points) which can be used later for location queries using google APIs.

Nothing new in google doing this, but it seems the scale on which they do this, the fact that they did not announce this and the possible combination with other data gathered by google is what is causing alarm.

A good thing google isn't participating in wigle. The scores would be scary.

Postby uhtu » Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:19 pm

frankly none of it seems either remarkable, or scary. public radio broadcasts are public, even if people (still) don't want to believe it.

its a bit of a shame they won't have as much fun doing it as wigle has been (and continues to be :-)

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