Anyone Can Access Microsoft's Massive Location Database and See Where Your Laptop and Smartphone Have Been

Microsoft has been going around and building a database of publicly broadcast MAC addresses (along with their corresponding street address) for location services purposes. That might include those of your phones and laptops. Problem is, Microsoft didn't secure the database. »7/29/11 4:52pm7/29/11 4:52pm

Microsoft's Live Maps Integrates Complex Clearflow Traffic Modeling Data To Tell You To Avoid Busy Streets

Microsoft's Live Maps is adding Clearflow, a system in 72 cities that takes four years of real-world traffic data and uses it to interpolate what traffic is going to be like "today". The project started with traffic algorithms from GPS units in Microsoft employees' cars, and now has "over 125,000" miles worth of info.… »4/10/08 3:00pm4/10/08 3:00pm