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Friday 18 June 2010

This ain't going to end well

Given my recent focus on WiFi scanning, geolocation and the potential for abuses of such data I was intrigued and horrified in equal measure when I read this Gizmodo article on the upcoming Nintendo 3DS

I'm not sure that it significantly adds anything new or increases the risks above and beyond those caused by the WiFi capability of current generation Nintendo DS\DSi handhelds but the "always on even when powered off" aspect seems a lot less like a good idea to me today than it would have a week or two ago and the silent integration with a WiFi GeoLocation system doesn't make me feel all warm and fuzzy I have to say.

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