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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RE[2]: Orwellian
by Savior on Sun 23rd May 2010 09:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Orwellian "
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Not true. ... With Google, the users all opted in, and continue to do so

Not true. People whose data was stolen ("scanned") by the Street View cars never opted in.
People who had registered to Youtube before Google acquired it never opted in.

And while I partially agree with your about the users' responsibility, it is still *wrong* to just enter someone's house even if the door is open, and even if it is not against the law, taking something you find there definitely is. Same applies here.

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