Saturday, April 2, 2011

Big brother is watching you

Do you doubt whether Google knows about your Wi-Fi router location? Try this on your *nix-machine:

iwlist wlan0 scan | sed -n 's/.* Address: //p;T;s/ //g;q' | sed 's/.*/{version:1.1.0,host:maps.google.com,request_address:true,address_language:'${LANG/.*/}',wifi_towers:[{mac_address:"&",signal_strength:8,age:0}]}/' | curl -sX POST -d @- www.google.com/loc/json | sed -e 'h;s/.*latitude":\([^,]*\).*/\1/;G;s/\n[^\n]*longitude":\([^,]*\).*/,\1\n/;s|^|http://maps.google.com/maps?q=|;x;s/[,{]/\n/g;s/["}]//g;s/:/\t/g;s/\n//;G'

Nice, isn't it?

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