07-13-2010, 09:40 AM #1Former Member
- Join Date
- Dec 2008
- Rochester, New York
Google could face congressional hearing on gathering information.
Consumer Group Sniffs Congresswoman’s Open Wi-Fi
We’re not sure what’s more humorous: That California Rep. Jane Harman, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, maintains two unencrypted Wi-Fi networks at her residence, or that a consumer group sniffed her unsecured traffic in a bid to convince lawmakers to hold hearings about Google.
A representative for Consumer Watchdog — a group largely funded by legal fees, the Rose Foundation, Streisand Foundation, Tides Foundation and others — parked outside Harman’s and other lawmakers’ Washington-area residences to determine whether they had unsecured Wi-Fi networks that might have been sniffed by Google as part of the internet giant’s Street View and Google Maps program.
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07-16-2010, 10:48 AM #2
Well, if this doesn't raise some concern about privacy issues to the congressional level ... I don't know what will.
A BIG thumbs up to the Consumer Watchdog group!!!Carpe Diem ......... Cras