[kwlug-disc] [OT] Google sniffing wifi, collecting emails and passwords.
Insurance Squared Inc.
gcooke at insurancesquared.com
Mon Jun 21 16:28:49 EDT 2010
Using my inhouse wifi, unencrypted or not, is not permission for someone
else to use it for commercial purposes. I don't need to encrypt it to
tell you no. It's presumed the answer is no. Just because you can <>right.
Your phone number's in the book Darcy. Can I call you and sell you some
life insurance? Are you free say, around dinner time? :).
On 21/06/10 04:17 PM, Darcy Casselman wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 3:00 PM, Insurance Squared Inc.
> <gcooke at insurancesquared.com> wrote:
>> 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:
>> 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.
> Personally, I think this is kind of awesome, and I wish we'd get to
> see the data. Except we won't, because then they'd have to deal with
> the PR fall-out of a bunch of crazy people screaming about how data
> sent out in the clear is somehow "private."
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