Microsoft changes its tune about its ability to track Wi-Fi devices

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Following an outcry of serious concerns about the privacy of users of laptops , cell phones and other mobile devices that connect with Wi-Fi, Microsoft has halted its publication of the estimated location of those devices on its geolocation service. Microsoft made the choice to alter the service after it received significant criticism of the way its database was being constructed by both “managed driving” Wi-Fi signal recording vehicles that can be accessed by public roads, and Windows Phone 7 devices. This can function through the MAC address of…

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QR codes launch student’s documentaries into the public eye

The Microsoft 2011 U.S. Innovative Education Forum is right around the corner. The event will draw in some of the most innovative minds in the field of education. Educators attending the event will have a rare opportunity to network and connect with likeminded colleagues and she how technology and technique can be blended together to engage students. Given the rapid advancement of technology and its increasing role in daily life, teachers are hard pressed to find new ways to reach students whom are subject to the whims of their mobile…

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