Opting out of Google Location-Based Services


I found this interesting info. We can opt out of Google location base service by appending "_nomap" (without double quotes) to our WiFi SSID. So if our SSID is called MyCoolWiFi, it becomes MyCoolWiFi_nomap.

The next time our wireless device (eg: an Android phone) sends info about the WiFi access point to Google location server, Google will remove our access point from their database.

I'm going to change mine tonight.

For more info: http://maps.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=17...