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[3]: Open WiFi
by DrillSgt on Fri 4th May 2012 18:16 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Open WiFi"
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"Connecting to an access point that isn't yours or advertised as being free to use is technically illegal.

I hope you understand how stupid you sound to me. I would need more than this comment to even come close to informing you to any level you would need though.

His is a true statement. Connecting to a network without explicit permission is illegal in the US. Wardriving, which is what Google did, is not. There is a difference between the two. What Google did, as far as I can tell, is not illegal. IANAL though, so your mileage may vary.

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RE[4]: Open WiFi
by Fergy on Fri 4th May 2012 18:21 in reply to "RE[3]: Open WiFi"
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Connecting to a network without explicit permission is illegal in the US.

I find that a stupid law. Really shows that law makes have no clue about technology.

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