Broadcom already makes a boatload of the GPS chips found in mobile phones and other location-aware gadgets, and now they're adding Skyhook's Wi-Fi positioning service to most of their mobile Wi-Fi chipsets, spreading the location-based love even without GPS. This is how iPhone regular finds your location in addition to using nearby cell towers (Skyhook IDs your position by comparing to those of known hotspot SSIDs in the vicinity), so look for even more location-based services coming to more phones in the future. [CNet]
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As a ninja, I am opposed to this kind of technology. I will have to turn my phone comletely off when stalking my target from now on. Now what I am supposed to do when hiding in someone's dresser drawer waiting for them to get home??