cwnet - 11:04 pm on May 15, 2010 (gmt 0)
The whole thing raises questions and whatever way you look at it, Google looks bad.
1. Google did not only 'sniff' - they STORED personal, individuell data without the consent of data owners which is a crime in Germany and can be sanctioned with up to 12 month of jail or a fine - password protected network or not (note: this is the fine for doing it 'only' careless). Google admitted to have stored 'fragments' of emails and other personal data and I would expect German authorities to nail them for it.
2. Why did Google code spy software in the first place?
3. How is it possible that this code was used by Google without Google knowing about it?
4. Three years of illegal data collection - data unrelated to the job at hand (taking images) and not a single soul at Google noticed?
Right...either Google is evil or incompetent, and I don't know which is worse...either way, Google should be taken out of business!