Summary Box: Google to give more Wi-Fi privacy

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NEW CHOICE: Google is going to let people with home wireless networks opt out of a system that helps determine the location of cell phone users.

THE PROD: European regulators had raised concerns about Google’s reliance on the broadcast signals from neighborhood Wi-Fi networks to pinpoint where cell phone users are.

THE SOLUTION: Google is working on a way for owners of Wi-Fi networks throughout the world to tell the company to back off. The new option is expected to be introduced sometime this fall.