It’s almost like Google lives in another universe. Seriously, how in the world does Google figure we’re okay with it essentially wardriving on our Wi-Fi access points as its little “Maps-mobile car” drives by?
Well, it looks like in the UK, this is being viewed as a criminal act by some folks. Stateside, I see this as being perceived as a privacy violation at worst. But the big fact that needs to be considered here is Google should not be doing this in the first place.
Google, just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should. Consider a little thing us Earthlings like to call common sense. You know, that thing that keeps us from playing in traffic or sniffing data that doesn’t belong to you when you’re driving by someone’s home or business.