The current companies collect our personal information and they do what they want, sell them, make money on them.
For me is ok if I know it and I can select which informations provide.
After Apple and his "I'm collecting wifi spots for blahblahblah" is the time for Google.
Let me be a bit angry when I can trace with Google, through the MAC address of my wifi router, my home address.
I have no idea how they did it to collect all this data (google cars?), But that does not please me at all.
Considerations to you.
Insert your MAC address : http://www.wartris.com/wifilocate/ and try.
This site reads a public Google database.
You can find your MAC in your router details.
- Pc network card MAC: nothing
- Smartphone MAC: nothing
- Router ASDL port MAC: nothing
- Router LAN port MAC: nothing
- Router WIFI port MAC: ... aw, sh*t... my current address
My access point is not for public use, it's crypted and not so powerfull. So, why collecting it?
Google, don't be evil.