Microsoft clamps down privacy on Wi-Fi geolocation database

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Microsoft clamps down privacy on Wi-Fi geolocation database.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/08/agwm8w.jpg[/newsimage]Microsoft is one of many companies including Google and Skyhook that keeps a Wi-Fi geolocation database in order to provide location specific information to phones, laptops, tablets, etc.  Most of these databases collect the MAC addresses and GPS locations of Wi-Fi access points and store that information to provide information to devices.  Recently Google locked down their database after a privacy concern was raised about the information stored.  Microsoft is now responding the same way after a researcher raised similar concerns about the information stored in Microsoft's database.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/microsoft-clamps-down-privacy-on-wi-fi-geolocation-database-49544/](http://www.myce.com/news/microsoft-clamps-down-privacy-on-wi-fi-geolocation-database-49544/)


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