incrediBILL - 8:28 pm on May 15, 2010 (gmt 0)
And I think it is pretty clear that google have tresspassed on our good will.
Sniffing public airwaves for public broadcasters using a public protocol is far from trespass.
If you didn't broadcast that signal, they couldn't find it.
Every wifi enabled smart phone does exactly the same thing, are they trespassing?
Add a wardriving app to those phones and you can record those networks just like Google did.
if you forget to lock your front door, you deserve to have someone rummage through your belongings.
Wrong metaphor, the house is still closed even if unlocked, you can't see inside.
Wifi is a broadcast, it's not closed, everyone within range can see it without making any attempt to enter the premises.