Reply to post: Re: That's not how it works

TfL to track Tube users in stations by their MAC addresses

Doctor Syntax Silver badge

Re: That's not how it works

"Tracking a device by slurping up the beacons it makes whilst looking for WiFi hotspots does not expose any data being transmitted by said device. As such, no you cannot identify the user, their emails, their web browsing habits, their home address, etc."

You missed the bit where the data is being collected by the company running the WiFi service so if you use that service, yes they can identify emails, browsing habits etc and work their way to the rest of it.

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