If you’re doing this, you’re doing it wrong...
2016-05-31 10:19:45.493314 Client 92.x.x.192 hamburg, germany/hamburg/hamburg 2016-05-31 10:19:48.443380 Client 74.x.x.189 greensboro, united_states/north_carolina/greensboro 2016-05-31 10:19:56.733260 Client 50.x.x.50 beaverton, united_states/oregon/beaverton 2016-05-31 10:19:56.745653 Client 50.x.x.50 beaverton, united_states/oregon/beaverton 2016-05-31 10:19:56.759656 Client 50.x.x.50 beaverton, united_states/oregon/beaverton 2016-05-31 10:19:56.819283 Client 50.x.x.50 beaverton, united_states/oregon/beaverton 2016-05-31 10:20:16.287744 Client 5.x.x.13 kaiserslautern, germany/rhineland-palatinate/kaiserslautern 2016-05-31 10:20:35.182942 Client 85.x.x.140 katowice, poland/silesia/katowice 2016-05-31 10:20:47.029550 Client 193.x.x.226 oslo, norway/oslo/oslo/oslo
This is a follow-up of Nogapps - A replacement for gapps.
They also give out all their weather data for free! Having a special fascination for the command line, I wondered if I could represent the same information in a basic, ASCII, 80x22 terminal.
Even if you don’t use any Goolge services directly, Google will know a lot about you. For example when using the libre web browser Firefox from Mozilla. Let me quote from their site: “We’ve always designed Firefox to protect and respect your private information.”.
When using a location service, one get the message “Would you like to share your location with <website>?” when it should really say “Would you like to share your location with Google and <website>?”. This is stated if you “Learn more...”.
This may not supprise you, as Mozilla get 90 percent of its revenue from Google, and therefore use lots of Google services out of the box.
Mozilla started their own location service over a year ago with the goal to “Improve the privacy aspects of the geolocation service compared to the current market offerings.”, which is a good thing. It can be used by following this guide. My results has been varying.
Unfortunately Mozilla isn’t as open as they could be on this. They will not share their database. I recommend using OpenWLANMap instead, as they both are older than Mozilla Location Service and do share the database.
I’m not aware of any positioning for web browsers that works off-line, like one can on android using Nogapps.
I recently discovered nogapps, and it’s working great! Here’s an intro and how to use it.
When I did this project in 2012 babycams cost from NOK 2000 and up, so I decided to see if I could build one using a Raspberry Pi, an IR light and a very cheap webcam.
This will of course only be a level 0 night vision (active).