i8igmac Posted October 18, 2017 Share Posted October 18, 2017 (edited) Google used to drive around and log mac addresses of access points and log gps location until this raised privacy concerns. So what they did after this was used smart phones to collect this data in the same manner but with the proper terms and conditions accepted by the user. One of my habits is watching traffic on my network. I have seen my old samsung s5 sending mac adddress with gps x,y locations in plain text. This was a running service that sparked my intrest. this information can be used to locate a labtop, tablet, cell phone or anything with a mac address. If millions Of smart phone users have been collecting this data and building googles database. It should be no problem to search for a mac address and retrieve a gps location. Here is a example of a mac address and gps logger/tracker. https://cellphonetrackers.org/gsm/wifi-tracker.php Here is an google api https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/geolocation/intro Any one know if google has given public accesss to this database? Edited October 18, 2017 by i8igmac Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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