bears5122 - 7:12 pm on May 15, 2010 (gmt 0)
I can only add, if you are working over an open wifi - you deserve to be sniffed.
I don't believe that if you forget to lock your front door, you deserve to have someone rummage through your belongings. Or if a woman leaves a crack in her blinds, she deserves to be target of a peeping tom.
I'm all for people protecting their wi-fi and property as best as they can. But if people are not as tech savvy as the rest of us, I don't think they should be blamed for someone else's potentially criminal and/or negligent behavior.
I personally think the bigger story is that if you take their word at face value, it shows a rather passive stance on privacy. If they don't even know that they are collecting data from people and storing it, that's a bad sign.