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.
- Google Sued Over Street View Wi-Fi Issue [Google] (gizmodo.com)
- Germany launches criminal investigation of Google (macworld.com)
- UK’s Turn To Worry About Google’s Gathering Of Harmless, Public Wi-Fi Information (techdirt.com)