Wireless

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
data collection, open source, wifi

Companies:
apple, google, microsoft



Microsoft Opens Its WiFi Data Collection Source Code; Why Doesn't Google Do The Same?

from the important-questions dept

Google's been facing a lot of difficulty lately due to its ridiculously dumb implementation of its WiFi access point data collection software. Lots of companies use such software to try to create a location map that can be used in the absence of GPS. Both Microsoft and Apple have similar projects, and yet it's really only Google that's gotten in trouble for theirs, mainly for the way it collected data. Now comes the news that Microsoft is releasing the source code of their WiFi data collection software, which only serves to raise more questions about why Apple and Google haven't done the same.

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    anon, 23 Jul 2011 @ 6:59am

    No proof

    If Google did release code, how would you know it was the code that was actually used? How do you know the code published by Microsoft is what they actually use? Seems like the code is useless as proof of anything.

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