[kwlug-disc] [OT] Google sniffing wifi, collecting emails and passwords.

Insurance Squared Inc. gcooke at insurancesquared.com
Mon Jun 21 15:00:07 EDT 2010


I figured this would be of interest to the tech folks.  Google's much 
loved streetview cars that drove around snapping pictures inside 
people's houses got nailed for also sniffing everyone's wifi, right down 
to the mac address.  Now it turns out they also collected email 
addresses and passwords:

http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/googles-street-view-wi-fi-data-included-passwords-email-679?utm_medium=gri.ms-twitter&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_content=twitterfeed

Google's response seems to be that it was an accident.  Which I can 
appreciate and understand, because that's how my wife got pregnant with 
our kids.  Both of them.

g.





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