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Comment Re:How does wifi "pinpoint your location"? (Score 2, Informative) 181 181

Wi-Fi location works kind of like Google Street View — someone drives around and collects information on the wireless devices in the area. All of this data is subsequently collected into a database, which is then used to look up locations based on the names and strengths of nearby networks.

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