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MIT WiFi network goes Big Brother

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Those crazies over at MIT have been busy upgrading their WiFi coverage — it now covers completely their 9.4 million square foot campus, making them one of the largest "hotspots" in the country — but not being satisfied with simple connectivity, they have set up the system to track how many users are in a given location, and who they are, if the users have chosen to make themselves known. All the data is accessible by students through a web interface, or can be seen on large format Plexiglas maps hung in the MIT Museum. Research is being done on the data collected and they have come up with a few amazing findings, including the fact that students tend to spend time in class during the day and in their dorms at night. That's some pretty great stuff there, keep up the good work guys!

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