sad it's sad that something this silly can generate a lawsuit.
said by ArrayList:And that the 30 states involved more than likely wasted more than $7 million of taxpayer money over this idiotic lawsuit.
it's sad that something this silly can generate a lawsuit.
Senate - get off your butts and actually create a budget that has spending cuts 3x the amount of tax increases like you promised.
Re: sad Yeah. And that's it's even illegal to passively collect something that someone else broadcast with no encryption. It's a severe violation of common sense that there's a darn thing illegal about this. Maybe creepy, but it shouldn't be illegal. If you want to protect your stuff, encrypt it. If you don't encrypt it, you have forfeited your right to care who sees it unless you have an AP several hundred yards from any edge of your property.
| |StuartMWWho Is John Galt?PremiumReviews:
The gummint is a bigger problem I'm from the gummint and I'm here to
help collect your data. One can choose to use Google services or not (and use the Google Sharing add-on with their search engine). No such luck with the NSA/FBI/CIA/DHS/etc.
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Re: The gummint is a bigger problem you can use TOR for all of your traffic. The gummit won't get your information near as easily then.
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Re: The gummint is a bigger problem ..unless they can gain access to the exit nodes.
| || |said by ArrayList:And who financed the vast majority of TOR? Are you SURE there aren't any backdoors?
you can use TOR for all of your traffic. The gummit won't get your information near as easily then.
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Re: The gummint is a bigger problem the code is open sourced. go have a look
Re: The gummint is a bigger problem
said by ArrayList:As soon as I get a few extra years of spare time.
the code is open sourced. go have a look
Re: Google gets spanked and the NSA keeps snooping.
said by Snakeoil:Google is the NSA
A shame Google got smacked. I wish all those people involved in going after Google for 7 million, would go after the NSA instead. What the NSA is doing is a real invasion of our privacy, but no one seems to be bothered about it.
Next time Next time you make a mistake, keep your mouth shut. The ol' saying "Honesty pays" does not mean squat anymore.
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| |AVDRespice, Adspice, ProspicePremium
Re: Next time 7 million is chump change for google.
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
| |KearnstdElf WizardPremium
Mullica Hill, NJ
Re: Ridiculous in the first place 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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