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.