Location tracking does scale up

How skyhook wireless tracks you continously

L. Aaron Kaplan

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For a long time we warned of the perils of full scale, permanent tracking of persons by the state or corporations. Cell phones, data retention laws and other surveillance techniques close the freedoms of the net. But none can be as pervasive as the permanent location updates sent to Apple and Google via your Smartphone and laptop. With a precision of 10 m to 20 m, BSSID based location tracking has become the ultimative and global tracking of persons. This talk will describe weaknesses and trends in current location tracking methods. The internet learned to locate you in 2009!