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Re: Looking for verification that Google and Akamai have the geo-ip for set correctly
From: Greg Skinner <gds () gds best vwh net>
Date: Sun, 4 Jan 2009 23:52:15 +0000

On Sat, Jan 03, 2009 at 01:31:28AM -0500, Martin Hannigan wrote:
Overall, geo location has turned out to be a somewhat valuable tool in terms
of language, fraud, and localization. I think that it's important to
continue to urge improvements in this technology, not divestment.

I don't see how this technology can be improved past a certain point,
because the criteria that are used to determine location are only
coincidentally tied to location (they are the result of administrative
policy and/or configuration).  At best, they provide a false sense of


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