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

Microsoft mobile augmented reality

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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