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Thread: Is your Wi-Fi data still in Google’s hands?

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    Default Is your Wi-Fi data still in Google’s hands?

    Your sensitive Wi-Fi data still in Google’s hands?

    Google South Africa collected sensitive personal data without permission – the question remains on whether or not they have deleted the information

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    Frankly if you run an unsecured wireless network, you deserve to have your data intercepted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frikkenator View Post
    Frankly if you run an unsecured wireless network, you deserve to have your data intercepted.
    have to agree with this.

    google is probably the least of your worries.
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    why then mention passwords. this was just unprotected wifi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frikkenator View Post
    Frankly if you run an unsecured wireless network, you deserve to have your data intercepted.
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    They also collected SSID's and MAC addresses from secured routers and logged it with their approximate GPS co-ordinates.

    There's a website where you can put your router's MAC into to see if it is on there.

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    Who cares?
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    I'm all for it. It increases non GPS location accuracy...
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    Quote Originally Posted by boerseun View Post
    I'm all for it. It increases non GPS location accuracy...
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    Really, it's not like they're publishing your \%Username%\My Documents\Important Stuff\Mom dont look in here\pron\ folder.
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    But why collect the info in the first place though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HosstheBoss View Post
    But why collect the info in the first place though?
    Because they can

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    Quote Originally Posted by HosstheBoss View Post
    But why collect the info in the first place though?
    Two posts above yours.....

    Quote Originally Posted by boerseun View Post
    I'm all for it. It increases non GPS location accuracy...
    If someone is upset about Google recording, your public transmitting wireless information you have a serious issue and its not Google.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HosstheBoss View Post
    But why collect the info in the first place though?
    To see how effectively they could roll out SkyNet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fudzy View Post
    To see how effectively they could roll out SkyNet


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    There is a lot of personal information which crosses networks in telecommunications and I believe South Africans need to be assured this information is in very safe hands.

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