[LINK] Google's WiFi bungle

Fernando Cassia fcassia at gmail.com
Tue May 18 11:46:36 AEST 2010

On Mon, May 17, 2010 at 10:31 PM, Richard Chirgwin
<rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au> wrote:
> Linkers,
> In one of those quotes that people put in the auto-paste, one of
> Google's bits of self-serving rationalisation includes this:
>> someone would need to be using the network as a car passed by; and our
>> in-car WiFi equipment automatically changes channels roughly five
>> times a second.
> This is meant to imply that really, personal data collection was truly
> accidental.
> But - here's where I need a technologist to confirm my understanding -
> changing channels is one of those things WiFi does. Isn't "frequency
> hopping spread spectrum" in the definition?



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