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

Chris Irwin chris at chrisirwin.ca
Fri Jun 25 15:08:02 EDT 2010


On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 14:59, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com> wrote:
> Combine that with phone companies (and magazines, ...etc.) selling your REAL
> name, address, ...etc. to marketers, spammers, and scammers, and you see
> which threat is worse. One we have accepted as part of life for decades, and
> the other of a much lesser degree and we are making a bigger fuss about.

When I moved into my house, I got a brand new phone number (well, it
may be previously enjoyed, who knows). Within one week I had calls for
"Mr. & Mrs. Irwin". Only Bell and my utilities had that address. That
concerns me more than Google knowing my local MAC address.

-- 
Chris Irwin
<chris at chrisirwin.ca>



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