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Display location information in Safari 5
Authored by: b00le on Sep 01, '10 08:05:21AM

I'm curious: if it doesn't use the external IP, how does the Mac use wireless to determine its location?



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Display location information in Safari 5
Authored by: nathanator11 on Sep 01, '10 08:32:34AM
WiFi MAC addresses, I think. iStumbler does the same.

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Display location information in Safari 5
Authored by: palahala on Sep 01, '10 08:46:51AM
See Apple's letter about privacy and location-based services, listing Cell Tower, Wi-Fi and GPS information.

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Display location information in Safari 5
Authored by: nathanator11 on Sep 01, '10 08:51:56AM

However, since a Mac computer doesn't have a GPS or cell radio, I think it must rely on the WiFi information.



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