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[4]: Permission
by Karitku on Mon 24th May 2010 07:43 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Permission"
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"Where I choose to store something of my property, does not change the nature of my rights upon it.
That's so vague it's a hundred different ways it could be attacked. E.g. if you leave your belonings in the middle of a city square without any protection, no sign that it's yours, and no warnings about eventual consequences of taking them, you can't expect they will remain untouched, even if at the point of dumping they were your properties. And even with this silly example I only partially approached the stupidity of putting private data to be accessible by random individuals through an unprotected wireless connection. "
Again law says that who takes them are commiting FELONY! If I leave my door unlocked and someone takes my stuff they commit FELONY! If I send data on unsecure way and someone peaks it he commits FELONY! If you find someone property middle of street you call police which will take it, same goes unsecure lines. You don't fucking peak there see if there some data, you fucking inform it is open. No fucking excuses here, justice for all!

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