[kwlug-disc] [OT] Google sniffing wifi, collecting emails and passwords.

Lori Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Thu Jun 24 22:25:28 EDT 2010


Sounds like a sales opportunity:  get your privacy back with our
rotating-MAC routers. Protect yourself from Google.

Probably easier to just teach people how to use WPA.  Then your MAC only
identifies an encrypted stream and (maybe) a physical location.  In the
latter case, after a few months, we can all trade routers and turn
Google's wifi map into a Klein bottle
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klein_bottle) for fun.

I think house numbers are great.  They help my friends visit and let the
pizza guy know where to go.


On Thu, 2010-06-24 at 21:59 -0400, Insurance Squared Inc. wrote:
> They're both bad, thank you very much.  
> 
> They can now tie your mac address to your physical address.  Which I
> believe means they can (and will) tie your surfing habits to your
> physical address and use that to make money.  i.e. intrude on your
> life.  Which while some people don't care about, others have a very
> big problem with and treat it as a huge invasion of privacy.
> 
> 
> 
> > 
> > How is a MAC different than a house number?  Really, unless you want to
> > be homeless, you do have to surrender some anonymity.  In fact, a MAC is
> > more anonymous than a house number - the city doesn't register MACs.
> > And you can rotate your MAC every month if you were so inclined.
> > 
> > So what is worse?  Google taking a picture of your house with the street
> > number in plain view, or recording your MAC address. 
> >   
> > 
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