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Microsoft releases source code for low-level WiFi

mikejuk (1801200) writes | more than 2 years ago

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mikejuk (1801200) writes "To avoid the problems that Google and Apple have had with collecting WiFi data and privacy issues Microsoft has just release the source code used in its mobile data collection system. The code shows how the phones that it drives around don't collect any personal data just WiFi and cell tower identification so that they can be used in geolocation. The source code is a great educational resouce but as to proving that Microsoft is don't the right thing it just doesn't work. First off, it isn't complete and second who is to say that it IS the code used in the phones. Thats the point of software — its easy to change.
Now if only we can provoke them to release large chunks of Windows or Windows Phone 7...."

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