Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 22nd May 2010 21:18 UTC
Google This issue kind of fell by the wayside in all the WebM and Android violence, but apart from the cool things Google did this past week, they've also done something really bad. They claim it's a mistake, but the company has collected 600GB of data from open personal wireless networks in 33 countries through its Street View cars, prompting several countries to initiate official investigations into the search giant.
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Open networks
by Gone fishing on Sun 23rd May 2010 07:49 UTC
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Just curious, if you stroll around town how many open wireless network will you find?

Here Telcom Lesotho were installing ADSL routers with wireless connectivity leaving them open and with default SSIDs, passwords etc.

You could start up you laptop get free internet and cut off the user from their own internet (tempting but I didn't). It has improved a little of late but is still common.

I guessing in the first world open wireless networks are not so common?

Edit I haven't seen Google vans driving around Maseru though!

Edited 2010-05-23 07:50 UTC

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