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The importance of context to data – IP Address vs Geolocate MAC Address

If this is my IP Address 64.134.26.153, where am I located?

According to the map, I’m in Texas!

We wrote a script to geolocate my Macbook Pro to the available WiFi, real location. Kinko’s in Vancouver BC routes all their Internet traffic via Texas.

IP Address tracking = FAIL.

WiFi MAC Address = WIN.

Get code here: https://github.com/dgleebits/PythonSystemAdminTools/blob/master/geolocationOSX.py

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