Brett_Tabke - 11:31 am on May 16, 2010 (gmt 0)
> Google has clearly abused the trust of citizens
> and has been caught with pants down.
In the Buzz case - that was completely true.
Unless there is another shoe to drop, there is zero injury here to anyone in this case.
>The issue is not about having access to individual personal information, but storing it.
Recording stuff is easy. Figuring out the bits to throw out takes processing power that is not available in a mobile car.
I hope when this is done, Google publishes the data on open wifi networks and network configuration they have found. It would be a fascinating map and help city and public planers in wifi building. Gosh, if Google had aspirations of getting into the public WiFi game, they would need to know this data (oh wait, they ARE in the public WiFi game!)
In that light - they were doing a public service.