After Google incident, Wi-Fi data collection goes on

[IDG] Four months ago, amidst a backlash from government regulators and privacy advocates, Google stopped collecting Wi-Fi data with its Street View cars. But that doesn’t mean Google has stopped collecting wireless data altogether, and neither have other companies such as Apple.Instead of sending out cars to sniff out wireless networks, Google is now crowdsourcing the operation, with users of its Android phones and location-aware mobile applications doing the reconnaissance work for it. In the past few months, Apple has quietly started building a similar database, leveraging its large base of users to log basic Wi-Fi data.To read this IDG report in full, see:
www.computerworld.com/s/article/9184143/After_Google_incident_Wi_Fi_data_collection_goes_on

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