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  1. #1
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    Google could face congressional hearing on gathering information.

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    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.

    Read More http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/201...#ixzz0tZMrPkEi

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    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



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