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Coffee shops/net cafes collecting WIFI data nothing to worry about say Thai police

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6 hours ago, cmsally said:

Held by whom ?

The cafe, the internet provider ???

 

Ah a search , seems to suggest this is in fact very recent and very much in international news!

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/10/thai-cafes-forced-to-track-customers-wifi-use-sparking-free-speech-fears

 

For maketing by VoIP companies. Happens in the UK also. Its common. Later police can retreive the data for any crimnal investigation

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They don't really collect data. They simply archive log files. It is standard and automatized (this host to this IP/domain , + datetime).

 

They don't watch what's inside the transaction : this would be totally illegal.

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6 hours ago, canopus1969 said:

nothing to worry about says Thai police

 

Translated, you do need to worry !!

..well they can put the pressure on the service providers and access it all from them..but they expected the little guy to be their agents and do all the sifting through for them..LO Silliness.

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So each person has to log in with ID? Otherwise how can you detect which log file goes back to which customer. Or are they going to rely on the device details linking the person to the IPs.

Might be possible for phones but more tricky for laptops etc.

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5 hours ago, topt said:

Just curious Is this a separate piece of software you have put on her phone?

He said...."open google maps, click on timeline...." As long as you know someone's Google password it's simple. Check your own and see what I mean.

EDIT: But also read posts 27 to 29 which mention  that you CAN turn timeline off

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7 hours ago, steven100 said:

If it has assisted in catching criminals then I'm all for it.

He was just being straight about the issue and answering the question as needed. 

what's the problem ….  

The problem is, it's a lie

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"Such measures helped in the capture of serious criminals, he added. "

But it took 12 years to start. How then?

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It seems they have got the guide book from China "How to run an authoritarian state" and they're following it page by page! 

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RE - Coffee shops/net cafes collecting WIFI data

 

* Good, it would have been a an issue if they collected personal data and not only data about their WIFI ... :whistling:

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All you lot who refuse or cant be bothered to do a TM30 you might want to reconsider

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collecting data for an internet provider or wifi spot is trivial.

Most enterprise or business routers have options to log all your http traffic.

It's like a vpn on the router, logging all requests.

 

In china you can use a vpn, but after a while that too gets blocked.

That's because although they cannot see inside, they can see what type of traffic (encrypted) you using.

Therefore, if they cannot see, then better block it completely because you must be up to no good if you are trying to access youtube or google maps.

 

so much for the EU privacy laws and gdpr stuff.

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After reading this I feel like I just landed in China. Without a Visa. Thank you mister policeman I feel so much safer

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