Windows 7 Microsoft tweaks location services in response to privacy fears

JMH

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Microsoft announced on Monday a change to its geographic location positioning service.
The change was implemented on July 30 and addresses an issue highlighted by security researcher Elie Bursztein. CNET ran a story last week concerning Microsoft’s location database and highlighted an obvious privacy flaw. Microsoft has been collecting the locations of millions of laptops, cell phones and other Wi-Fi enabled devices worldwide. The database of locations was freely available on the web without any tight security or restrictions.
Microsoft tweaks location services in response to privacy fears | WinRumors
 


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