Microsoft clamps down privacy on Wi-Fi geolocation database

Microsoft clamps down privacy on Wi-Fi geolocation database.

[newsimage][/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.

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