great. it seems as if someone has found yet another way to track the unsuspecting online:
“[It] involves sending and receiving homing bits to a user’s PC from multiple locations and then studying them to “triangulate” its geographic location. Quova, based in Redwood City, Calif., is a leader in this approach. It has scattered computers in about 20 cities around the world that are now constantly bouncing bits off of Internet addresses. The computers study both the route those signals take–which servers and where–and how long it takes them to reach their destination. Quova says it can provide a Web surfer’s city in one-fiftieth of a second with 90% accuracy.”
anonymous proxy services are looking more attractive everyday.