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    Lightbulb How Public is your Wifi Network Environment?

    MIT has an interesting WiFi environment,

    This is a good way of meeting new friends with shared interests in College, could the same type of technology be applied in the workplace?

    If the user has opted to make their information public the network will even allow you to see personal information on each user that is logged in

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    Aug 2000
    Tacoma, Washington
    They do more than that.

    "MIT researchers did this by developing electronic maps that track across campus, day and night, the devices people use to connect to the network, whether they're laptops, wireless PDAs or even Wi-Fi equipped cell phones.

    The maps were unveiled this week at the MIT Museum, where they are projected onto large Plexiglas rectangles that hang from the ceiling. They are also available online to network users, the data time-stamped and saved for up to 12 hours.

    Red splotches on one map show the highest concentration of wireless users on campus. On another map, yellow dots with names written above them identify individual users, who pop up in different places depending where they're logged in."

    Pretty interesting stuff.
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