cwnet - 9:35 pm on Jun 20, 2010 (gmt 0)
@incredibill Thanks for clarifying that you do not defend the criminal act of sniffing.
And, I agree with you that wi-fi is an unsecure technology by definition.
However, the simple point remaining is: Just because the technology is flawed and the unwashed masses don't know better does not make it morally, ethically or legally acceptable that people/corporations sniff and record wi-fi data without consent of data owners for whatever reason (no, this is not a opt-out scenario).
For some reason law-makers around the world agree on this and there is no reason I can see that these laws don't apply for Google.