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Comment Re:Location from Wifi? (Score 1) 109

Several companies routinely scan access point IDs and create maps of their physical locations. Most APs remain stationary, being in people's homes or businesses. This allows your phone to notice what AP IDs it sees and look up their physical location, letting the phone get a good idea of where it is even if no GPS is available.

GPS does not work better with WiFi enabled -- location identification does, by combining the GPS coordinates with the access point location information.

Comment Re:Try again. (Score 2) 94

I don't think there's any such thing as 'secure' anymore, not for anything.

Anymore?

If you think of security as a binary proposition (either you have it or you don't), then nothing has ever been secure. All security falls somewhere on a continuum, and absolute security is an ideal that cannot ever be actually achieved.

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