[tor-talk] Can Google location system track TOR users?

Elysius elysius at lelantos.org
Fri Nov 15 04:13:58 UTC 2013

The other WiFi networks in range of your Wifi gave Google location
information. Google has built an extensive database of Wifi SSID's etc
via their google maps cars.

It has nothing to do with Tor.


On 11/15/13 03:29, Sukhoi wrote:
> On 15/11/2013 00:27, Erik de Castro Lopo wrote:
>> Sukhoi wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I am surprised how google maps was able to track my location, with few
>>> meters of error, by using the "Share Location" feature.
>>> It is not clear how they are tracking the location with such accuracy.
>>> For sure is not using the IP.
>> Did you have called GPS (Global Positioning System) enabled? I'm pretty
>> sure "Share Location" turns on GPS.
> No. I did everything using my notebook and no GPS was connected to it.
> Possibly they use GPS too, on devices with this functionality, but was
> not my case.
> Sukhoi

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