Actually, my opinion on this is that Google did not (REPEAT did not)
violate people's privacy.
They matter was settled, and there were definitely issues with who knew
what was being done. However, as I noted at the outset of this affair,
in the October 25, 2010 installment of "Ruminations" entitled "Google
Street View and Unencrypted Wi-Fi: Not a Hazard" (at
http://rlgsc.com/...), the privacy hazard posed by Google
Streetview was not probabilistically significant.
Of greater concern is the number of unencrypted home Wi-Fi networks.
These networks are vulnerable to monitoring and abuse by outside third
parties. This is different from public Wi-Fi hotspots. These private
networks often have file sharing and other private traffic being
effectively broadcast to everyone in the neighborhood. These networks
can also be abused for illicit activities, leaving the access point
owner subject to investigation and prosecution. This is a far greater
hazard, and flogging Google Streetview does nothing to resolve the
- Bob Gezelter, http://www.rlgsc....
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> Subject: [newtech-1] Google and Privacy
> From: mac shaw <[address removed]>
> Date: Sun, March 17,[masked]:29 am
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> Last week Google admitted that they were violating peoples privacy during its street view mapping project. Scooping up peoples passwords, information etc. Google was fined 7 million dollars but is worth 220 billion dollars. Will this stop you from using Google products knowing that they can and have violated peoples privacy? Or you care but wont do anything because Google is so great? Or will you do something about it and try your best to stop them? Or will you do nothing cause you don't care?
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