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MAC addresses and privacy...

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2010 11:08:44 -0700
Message-Id: <E2B71242-9C73-43BB-AE6F-C5160B2DC548@apple.com>
To: public-privacy@w3.org
I was actually quite disturbed when I entered the mac address of my *laptop* on this page:


and it got my location to within one house (i.e. it attributed it to the house next door).

This means anyone sniffing my mac address when I am traveling will have a pretty good idea of where I am from.  My iPhone's MAC address did not trace....

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Monday, 4 October 2010 18:09:21 UTC

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