Snowden once tweeted:
“I wouldn’t use WiFi at home, because global maps of every wireless access point’s unique ID—including yours—are free and constantly updated. I would use ethernet; yes, ethernet on a phone.”
A while ago I made a video that explained why you should never turn your phone into a hotspot, and why wifi is less secure than a wired ethernet connection. It was shocking to me how much data we’re sending out via radio-waves without realizing.
The video went viral with over a MILLION views! And there have been so many FANTASTIC questions and comments that I felt it warranted a follow up response video. This new video also updates, clarifies and corrects some information that was not 100% explained the first time around.
Map site referenced: Wigle.net
Huge thank you to Andy for his help with the research for this video!
Edited by Lee Rennie
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