The current abuse of personal device identifiers by Google and Apple is at least as significant as the problems I discussed long ago with Passport
Google should change its FAQs about WiFi data collection to line up with what its PR people are telling journalists.
The report indicates Google has been purposely collecting a lot of information its defenders couldn't have imagined.
Do people consciously try to advertise their SSIDs and MAC addresses to the world by running to the store, buying them, and nailing them to their metaphorical porches?
Prominent privacy watchdog EPIC complains to FCC about improper use of device identifiers.
The idea that Google would, without our consent, employ our home networks for its own commercial purposes betrays a problem of ethics and a lack of control.
Identity Management and the way it is delivered are changing dramatically
Influential European ICT expert Jacques Bus on my posts about MAC addresses and their use by Google and Apple
Google says the user’s device sends a request to its location server with a list of all MAC addresses currently visible to it. Does that include yours?
Mapping the attendees at a conference to home addresses even when they’ve never consented to any such tracking is not going to be hard if you’ve gone to the trouble of scanning every street in every city in the country.