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Evangelizing About the Erosion of Privacy


What the Zuck!
Evangelizing About the Erosion of Privacy

Location Tracking


Location Tracking

You must still think you are being tracked location wise using cell towers and GPS.

Unfortunately if you think this, you are a decade out of date. Tracking locations are a constant threat just by owning a Wifi-equipped phone or computer. A GPS is not necessary.

The new technique uses a crowd-sourced way of determining location. Google and Apple (and other location-dedicated companies like Skyhook Wireless), have software on mobile devices that scan the frequencies for MAC Addresses of Wifi Routers. These are then catalogued and cross-verified by every mobile phone user in the the area and this enables the location of the Wifi Routers to be accurately located.

To find your location, Apple and Google just needs to find 2 Wifi routers near you and the relative signal strength. This will then identify your location within 6 zucking feet.

Run this Geolocation Test to see if it can find your location.

If you are using Chrome, Firefox, or Edge, you are zucked. If you are using other browsers, then your exact location is not available to third party websites like this test. However, Apple and Google always know where you are within 6 zucking feet.
Location Tracking

You must still think you are being tracked location wise using cell towers and GPS.

Unfortunately if you think this, you are a decade out of date. Tracking locations are a constant threat just by owning a Wifi-equipped phone or computer. A GPS is not necessary.

The new technique uses a crowd-sourced way of determining location. Google and Apple (and other location-dedicated companies like Skyhook Wireless), have software on mobile devices that scan the frequencies for MAC Addresses of Wifi Routers. These are then catalogued and cross-verified by every mobile phone user in the the area and this enables the location of the Wifi Routers to be accurately located.

To find your location, Apple and Google just needs to find 2 Wifi routers near you and the relative signal strength. This will then identify your location within 6 zucking feet.

Run this Geolocation Test to see if it can find your location.

If you are using Chrome, Firefox, or Edge, you are zucked. If you are using other browsers, then your exact location is not available to third party websites like this test. However, Apple and Google always know where you are within 6 zucking feet.
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