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Where am I?

Do you have a wireless access point? Do you know its MAC address? Big Brother knows where you are.

The attached script is dead on for my little DLink. If I enter the latitude/longitude from the result, Google Streetview is looking straight at the mail box at the end of my driveway.

NOTE: Drupal is too stupid to let me upload a Python script unless I lie and call it "wifi.txt", but you can handle that, right?

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Karl hasn't found you yet, Winston.

This is wonderfully ironic. It seems to me that you did, potentially, lose a fair amount of privacy-- not when they wardrove you, but when you used that script to find out whether you'd been wardriven.

When they wardrove you, presumably they only got information from the wireless side of your DLink (e.g. your BSSID) which I don't think would be especially useful to a would-be Big Brother.

But when you ran that script, presumably it gave them your IP address, which I think would be much more valuable to any evil-doer who wants to perpetrate a vast data-mining conspiracy.

And they even got a plausible link between your IP address and your exact physical location-- just the kind of information that every would-be Big Brother wants, and normally can't easily get, unless he's being helped by your ISP.

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