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reply to brianiscool

Re: Is it legal to give fake information on the Internet?

Here's another little example for the legal/illegal debate.

Google nears $7 million settlement with U.S. states over Wifi incident: source »news.yahoo.com/google-nears-7-mi···tor.html

Google's "Street View mapping cars collected passwords and other personal data from home wireless networks" and
"The company has said it "segregated" the data after it became aware it collected it."

So, how exactly do you "accidentally" collect such data when you are taking photographs? And once you do so, how are you NOT exceeding your authorized access? And they admit it?

So why isn't this a criminal investigation, and since it happened in several states, a federal crime?

Furthermore, "Google was fined $25,000 by the FCC for impeding its investigation into the matter. But the FCC said it would not take any enforcement action against Google for the incidents"

Why not? They committed a crime and then tried to prevent it from being investigated? Now you go try this and see if the result is the same.