Opinion: Wi-Fi networks offer tempting surveillance method for government

11/13/2013 | Bloomberg Businessweek

The ability of wireless network owners to use their signals to determine the location of specific devices and people does not mean smartphone users should be subjected to constant surveillance, Kevin Fitchard writes. The potential adoption of a shared bandwidth model means mobile device users will be freely broadcasting location data the government will be able to look at as the "equivalent of a cop looking at license plate numbers in a parking lot," he writes.

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