Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd May 2012 20:52 UTC, submitted by bowkota
Google "It's never the offence; it's the cover-up. And if there's one thing that the last few years have taught us, it's that the suggestion of a 'rogue' worker having acted alone to do something which led to an intrusion is never correct. There has to be a failure of management oversight as well. That's why Google is in such hot water now over the revelations contained in the Federal Communications Commission report into what went wrong with its Street View Wi-Fi data collection program." What a total and utter surprise: company does bad stuff, tries to cover it up. Sometimes I think I'm the only person in the world who grasps that companies - they are not to be trusted. This really isn't rocket science, people.
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RE[2]: Open WiFi
by cfgr on Thu 3rd May 2012 15:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Open WiFi"
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They didn't connect, they just received and stored data that was broadcast to them [for a few seconds].

If you're inside your house and you shout loud enough that your neighbours can hear you, then that's not their fault, is it? They don't have to set up a conversation (connection) to hear what you're saying.

Either put on your tinfoil hat and completely shield your house, turn off wifi connections or simply encrypt your traffic.

That aside, Google's reaction strikes me as a bit odd though, considering they reported the incident to the authorities in the first place.

Edited 2012-05-03 15:59 UTC

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