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Geode in Firefox 3.1: Lost in Linux

Oct 15, 2008, 21:03 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kristian Kissling)

[ Thanks to Britta Wuelfing for this link. ]

"As the user joins the Internet per VLAN, the software scans the MAC addresses of all the access points in the area and, if successful, locates the user and gives his position to a querying website. Users can also feed their position and access point data manually to the database. The collected data lands in Skyhook's WiFi database, which is not publicly accessible."

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