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Mozilla starts crowdsourcing data to help devices find your location without GPS

29
Oct
2013

Mozillas got a full plate between browsers, Firefox OS and a mess of other projects, but that hasnt stopped it from starting a new initiative. The software community has set up the experimental Mozilla Location Service to collect crowdsourced geolocation data from public WiFi networks and cellular towers. According to the outfit, devices with weak or non-existent GPS capabilities will be able to determine where theyre at with the help of the service.

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