Ridiculous in the first place
I thought it was a long-established precedent that anything broadcast over public airwaves is fair game for anyone else to listen in as they wish. If Google was cracking their encryption that would be one thing but just to catalog the names of networks in range and grab some of the packets is hardly "hacking" or "snooping."
It's like accusing someone of recording what you say over a CB radio. If you put something over public (unlicensed) radio frequencies you can't get mad when someone else hears it.
John M - Cranky network guy
Mullica Hill, NJ
Even over licensed frequencies, if it is not encrypted you cannot consider it protected from being recorded. Many websites for example retransmit airport tower chatter over the internet.
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