frontpage - 12:58 am on May 19, 2010 (gmt 0)
I think a few of you are missing the point because you don't really grasp what Google was doing.
You seem to be under the impression that Google was only mapping open WiFi points.
They were also capturing data on those networks such as e-mails and details about which websites a person had visited. That goes beyond just innocently mapping WiFi hotspots.
I don't really expect many will be able to discern the difference as the Google-love is too strong here to be objective. I guarantee you that if the government was doing this, your responses would be decidedly different but they don't have an adsense like program.