locating via GSM, revisited

Alan Cox alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Wed Apr 23 20:27:07 CEST 2008

> At least in Germany the location of the cellular towers (especially
> combined with the information if they're GPRS, EDGE, UMTS or HSDPA) is
> considered a trade secret by the operator.
> If you create free databases with that kind of stuff, be sure you have
> sufficient stack to fight the legal battles.

Better to do it for the ones where it is legal or available and tell
everyone else in a dialog box "Your operator sucks" (or polite info to
that form). That'll make everyone hate the right people.


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