PCInk - 2:01 pm on May 15, 2010 (gmt 0)
I don't understand what the upset or finger pointing is about. So Google was air sniffing to find open wifi networks to make a world map of public wifi networks. In order to determine that - you have to grab some packets to see if it is an open public network ready for login, or a private network. Ummm, So What?
So what? Depends on location.
In the UK, that has broken both the Data Protection Act plus the Computer Misuse Act 2000. Therefore, what they have done is likely to be deemed illegal.