Microsoft Spying Through Windows Live Local?

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One should always read the fine print before purchasing, using, or recommending a product. Microsoft has indeed come out with one of the most up-to-date mapping and location platform, but it might come at the price of your privacy.

The new directions and locator tool might actually be used to ‘spy’ on your exact whereabouts using geolocation finding technology. The service called ‘Locate Me’ launches a Placelab-like wifi base-station geolocation technique called 'Location Finder." This in turn listens for the MAC address while comparing it to a client cache of locations of known base stations. Unlike Placelab, this information seems to not be ‘privacy observant.’

Source: news.softpedia.com/news/Microsoft-Splying-Through-Windows-Live-Local-14558.shtml

Very interesting to read.
 
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