[kwlug-disc] [OT] Google sniffing wifi, collecting emails and passwords.
Insurance Squared Inc.
gcooke at insurancesquared.com
Mon Jun 21 16:26:27 EDT 2010
That's the crux of the matter IMO - scale.
My neighbours jumping on my wifi to surf is one thing. Having one of
the largest corps's in the world collecting this data on a worldwide
basis - for commercial purposes - is another matter entirely. It's not
even close to the same scale or level of concern.
And don't even start with the 'it was an accident'. Like Google didn't
know what it was collecting accidentlyonpurpose. The code didn't self
generate, and they certainly new they would be collecting this
information - they were deliberately collecting it remember. You send
out cars worldwide with code written to copy wifi signals and don't have
a meeting on collecting sensitive information, and make a decision to
proceed anyway? I'm certain that's what happened.
On 21/06/10 04:11 PM, Raul Suarez wrote:
> But it is a matter of scale.
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