[LINK] Google's WiFi bungle

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Tue May 18 22:58:17 AEST 2010

>> Good God, I'm immediately agreeing with Craig Sanders. ;) But yes this is 
>> such a beat-up. People broadcast stuff on open channels, Google scooped 
>> it up while doing something else, Google realised they'd scooped it up, 
>> then deleted it, then went public to say so and apologised. Google are 
>> being the Good Guys here.
>> Stil

What? How can Google be the "good guys" here -- I mean, how can you 
"inadvertantly" collect wi-fi info including *the payload* by accident? This 
is simply a whitewashed PR lie. You can't do this "inadvertantly". It's done 
on purpose *for* a purpose -- whatever that may be and of course Google is 
not going to tell you the real reason. To do this in *the first place* is 
not being a "good guy" at all -- even if you make up some excuse and admit 
it publicly after the fact. 

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