Google Wi-Fi snooping not so bad: Australian privacy commissioner

The Privacy Commissioner, Karen Curtis, has embarrassed Communications Minister Stephen Conroy by playing down the seriousness of Google’s Wi-Fi spying bungle.Authorities all over the world are investigating Google, including the Australian privacy watchdog and Australian Federal Police, for sucking up 600GB of “payload data” from unsecured wireless networks over several years while taking pictures for its Street View mapping service.
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/security/google-wifi-snooping-not-so-bad-privacy-commissioner-20100622-ytdf.html
http://www.theage.com.au/technology/security/google-wifi-snooping-not-so-bad-privacy-commissioner-20100622-ytdf.html

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