Interesting post by Landon Fuller.
Meraki provides free wireless access throughout San Francisco, using the network name “Free The Net”. Trying out their service at a coffee shop in my neighborhood, I discovered that Meraki has adopted a location-aware advertising driven model, and are now injecting ads into every page you visit using their network. (Screen shot).
I was surprised that Meraki is adding advertising to my web site (where’s my cut?), but that’s just the beginning. Meraki is sharing your location with every site you visit.
Included in that URL is your current estimated longitude and latitude. In my case, that’s the street just outside of Cafe Reverie, where I was taking lunch — a fairly accurate reading.
Thanks to Michael for spotting it.