[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:
>>
>> 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.
>>      
> 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."
>
> Darcy.
>
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