[kwlug-disc] Canada probes Google

Lori Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Wed Jun 2 21:39:13 EDT 2010


I don't see the problem with recording MAC addresses.  Your router is
beaming that info out to the universe.  If you stand on your front porch
and yell your name over and over again, can the neighbours be blamed for
thinking you're on a first name basis?

What is problematic is recording transmitted data.  You should encrypt
that, of course.  Too bad no one told this plaintiff that her NDA is
(was?) incompatible with open wifi:

http://www.dailytech.com/Suit+Filed+Against+Google+for+Capturing+Payload
+Data+from+Open+WiFi+Networks/article18448.htm 


On Wed, 2010-06-02 at 21:18 -0400, Insurance Squared Inc. wrote:
> http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6506A120100601
> 
> All those lovely Google streetview cars they sent around, that everyone 
> loves so much?  Yeah, while they were taking pictures of your house, and 
> your backyard, and your kids, they also were scanning every wireless 
> network you have.  And recording everything about it....including the 
> MAC address.
> 
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