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So because it was easier to do it, then it's ok? What kind of logic is that? If we're talking just the SSID then ok. But if they were actually collecting information off the networks they should be punished. Why make an excuse for google to tap into your information that should be private?
No, that data isn't private. If it was private, google wouldn't of gotten access to it.

People need to stop thinking that stuff they broadcast is private. it's not.

You use wifi without using some sort of encryption? all you are doing is shouting in the wind. Anyone in range has access to your stuff. Thats your fault, not whomever happens to hear it.

The problem is, people are using technology without having the slightest idea how it actually works.

Whats going on is like people using a pay phone in a crowded room. Then the people who used the phone are butthurt because other peeps in the room heard the conversion. That's how your wifi is.

If you want privacy, don't do stuff online. If you want to try to privatise your online stuff, use encryption. But even that's not guarnteed to work. But at the least, the people have to break the encryption, which is illegal.
    
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No, that data isn't private. If it was private, google wouldn't of gotten access to it.

People need to stop thinking that stuff they broadcast is private. it's not.

You use wifi without using some sort of encryption? all you are doing is shouting in the wind. Anyone in range has access to your stuff. Thats your fault, not whomever happens to hear it.

The problem is, people are using technology without having the slightest idea how it actually works.

Whats going on is like people using a pay phone in a crowded room. Then the people who used the phone are butthurt because other peeps in the room heard the conversion. That's how your wifi is.

If you want privacy, don't do stuff online. If you want to try to privatise your online stuff, use encryption. But even that's not guarnteed to work. But at the least, the people have to break the encryption, which is illegal.
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Whoa. 600GB? (That's just under the size of my pr0n folder, speaking seriously)
That's pretty sad...
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They got on open wi-fi networks... they did not hack or do anything illigial did they?? A random stranger in a van could do this, its the faults of those who had open/unsecured wi-fi.
I think I'm right in saying (here in the UK at least) that it is illegal to use someones wifi/network/interwebs connection without their permission. Open network or not.

I'm guessing that in the majority of the countries this happened in its the same situation


Correct me if I'm wrong though........
    
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That's pretty sad...
Yeah, most of us are onto multiple terabytes by now!
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That's pretty sad...
Not really, it's more just a 'hobby,' I have tons of things I probably should get rid of that I don't like, but who has time to go through it all? I (legally) get massive amounts of videos by downloading practically everything my favorite sites have Prefer not talking any more about this. Just for the record, I'm not lonely, I'm actually to be married in less than 3 weeks

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Yeah, most of us are onto multiple terabytes by now!
Lmao...
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I think I'm right in saying (here in the UK at least) that it is illegal to use someones wifi/network/interwebs connection without their permission. Open network or not.

I'm guessing that in the majority of the countries this happened in its the same situation


Correct me if I'm wrong though........
My phone is set to automatically connect to available wi-fi spots if they are open and use them.... that’s from the factory that way...IIRC

I think open wi-fi is different then networks or interwebs. You are broadcasting in a non-regulated frequency band that is open for civilian use. The frequencies that 802.11 (all generations, a,b,d,n, ect) use are open to public, you can buy RF detectors (at least here in the US) that will let you listen in and see signal strength and multi path of signals that are un-encrypted.

That’s like getting pissed at some one for overhearing the loud obnoxious call your on while checking out at the store. It’s up to the user to know how to use the technology or how to encrypt their “conversation” using say in the above analogy a different language or special code that the two people only know. You are “broadcasting” in public frequencies around other people. No one in their right mind should think in doing so would be secure or a confidential communication if done in this way.
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