Protests widen over Google’s Wi-Fi data harvesting – USATODAY.com

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Turns out that those cars Google had driving around taking video and pictures of our homes, offices and streets was also grabbing information from our Wifi networks.  They’ve apparently been carrying on a practice I’ve talked about before, called “war driving” which is illegal in many jurisdictions.  It looks like data from people’s networks around the world was captured and stored.

What’s next?

Protests widen over Google’s Wi-Fi data harvesting – USATODAY.com.

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One Response to Protests widen over Google’s Wi-Fi data harvesting – USATODAY.com

  1. Hey Craig,

    I remember reading your recent post about the law suit against Google for its wifi sniffing from its Google Street View car. I don’t know if you’ve seen this yet, but an Oregon judge slapped a restraining order on Google today telling it turn over all the data it had collected to the court:

    http://www.businessinsider.com/oregon-judge-slaps-google-with-restraining-order-over-private-wifi-data-2010-5

    Anyway, I thought this was something you and your readers would find interesting.

    take care,
    Simon


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