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These Little White Boxes Could Be Tracking Your Every Move

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These mysterious little white boxes were installed on street corners throughout downtown Seattle.

Seattle residents saw WiFi networks with the names of those street corners begin to pop up on their mobile phones as available networks to connect to. The boxes and WiFi turned out to be a wireless mesh network set up by the city for emergency personnel to communicate in case of a disaster.

But privacy advocates say the network may be capable of much more than its intended use, including tracking the location of Seattle residents. The Washington State Fusion Center has a direct connection to the mesh network. With a total cost of .4 million of taxpayer money being spent on the mysterious network, citizens want answers about these little white boxes. Hopefully there will be more asking the right questions.


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