[LINK] Google's WiFi bungle
cas at taz.net.au
Tue May 18 14:49:05 AEST 2010
On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 11:31:07AM +1000, Richard Chirgwin wrote:
> 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?
> So what I suspect is the "changing channels five times a second" is just
> blowing smoke to create a general fog to confuse the media. Or am I
> horribly mistaken?
but then the whole issue's a stupid beat-up anyway.
google collected publicly available data that people were broadcasting
for anyone to see. so what? big deal.
the technically-correct fix is for the morons who had/have unsecured
& unencrypted wifi access points to actually get off their arses and
but once the media have sensationalised the hell out of a bullshit
story, the solution is PR, not tech.
craig sanders <cas at taz.net.au>
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