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

Chris Irwin chris at chrisirwin.ca
Fri Jun 25 23:57:47 EDT 2010


On Fri, 2010-06-25 at 22:13 -0400, Bob Jonkman wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-06-25 at 16:40 -0400, Chris Irwin wrote:
> > Google doesn't know your MAC address. They don't even know your
> > machine's private IP address. 
> 
> Of course, this whole thread started because Google was recording
> wireless router MAC addresses (which COULD be useful for geolocation). 

I meant Google.com. If you go to Google.com, they don't know your MAC,
or your router's MAC. It only knows your public facing IP, which it
could only pin to a region.

Anything more than that is opt-in.

-- 
Chris Irwin <chris at chrisirwin.ca>
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