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Submission + - Google grabbed locations of phones, PCs (cnet.com)

1800maxim writes: "Turns out, Google didn't grab just the hotspot SSIDs and MAC addresses. As this article from CNET outlines, Google also recorded location data of PCs/laptops, which had wireless cards, as well as cell phones and other WiFi devices. As usual, Google's explanation is that the data collection was accidental, and fails to answer further questions from CNET."

Submission + - Alternatives to Gmail (web and IMAP, paid) 2

TheGratefulNet writes: I want to cut the cord with google and the first step is to find a good email/ISP provider. With all the snooping going on (by governments and the data center raids that happen in the US), I'd like to find an *offshore* (maybe Europe?) provider who emphasizes 'freedom' aspects, such as end to end security, data encryption on local disks, keeping absolute minimal logs/purging them frequently; as well as having a decent enough set of spam filters that they actively maintain. I *want* to pay for the sevice since I don't want ads or to have to spend time blocking stuff. I'd like to support a right-thinking ISP; are there any left, out there? Help me find a trusted offshore ISP that will likely be around and who does not do DPI and other evil things. Any recommendations for well-behaved ISPs out there?

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