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    Associated Press: Google to offer tracking opt-out to Wi-Fi owners

    The Associated Press reports a move by online services giant Google concerning WiFi tracking and opting out:

    Google is making a concession to give owners of residential wireless networks greater privacy.

    In a change announced Tuesday, Google will prevent residential wireless systems from being listed in a database that helps the company track people on cell phones.

    The adjustment is a response to concerns raised in Europe. Regulators there have periodically looked into whether Google’s mapping services violate Europe’s privacy laws. […] The option will be available worldwide in the autumn.

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