Bug 74288 - Omit "_nomap" SSIDs from WiFi geolocation requests sent to servers
Summary: Omit "_nomap" SSIDs from WiFi geolocation requests sent to servers
Alias: None
Product: GeoClue
Classification: Unclassified
Component: General (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Geoclue Bugs
QA Contact: Geoclue Bugs
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Reported: 2014-01-31 18:10 UTC by Chris Peterson
Modified: 2014-02-02 13:14 UTC (History)
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Description Chris Peterson 2014-01-31 18:10:16 UTC
Google's and Mozilla's geolocation services make a best effort attempt to not store information about WiFi APs with a "_nomap" SSID suffix.

"_nomap" APs can only be filtered on the client-side because requests sent to servers do not include SSIDs so server can't determine which AP measurements in the request to ignore.

"_nomap" APs should be omitted from both requests to geolocating services and submission (observation collection) services because servers commonly store AP information from both types of requests.
Comment 1 Zeeshan Ali 2014-02-02 13:14:40 UTC
Fixed in git master (though I didn't get to really test it). Thanks.

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