[SATLUG] So much for Google being your friend.

redpill toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Mon Jun 7 10:02:48 CDT 2010

What you say is true but you have to admit that if you are not using
some sort of encryption (preferably WPA2) then you are asking for
trouble.  sure its not right for someone to walk into your home without
permission, even if the door is wide open, but let me ask you this...do
you leave your front door unlocked when your not home?


On Fri, 2010-06-04 at 08:42 -0500, pcdls wrote:
> On 6/4/2010 7:48 AM, David Kowis wrote:
> > On 6/4/2010 1:22 AM, pcdls wrote:
> >    
> >> Pretty much saw this coming.  Hope none of you have made any
> >> compromising searches....at least, not intentionally.
> >>
> >> http://www.pcworld.com/article/197955/google_relents_will_hand_over_european_wifi_data.html
> >>
> >>
> >> Hopefully, Texas law should have some interesting counter-measures to
> >> deal with their goofiness (it does).
> >>      
> > Because they kept the data, or because they're caving into the
> > government's demands?
> >
> > Just curious as to what you see the core problem being.
> >
> > Personally, if you've got open unencrypted wifi, and someone collects
> > your packets, shame on you. It's like shouting in a room, and getting up
> > set when someone writes down what you're saying...
> >
> > David
> >
> >    
> Core problem:  There is a continuous and relentless effort to justify 
> these sorts of actions.  Where does it end?
> I love analogies!!!
> It's like having a private conversation and someone has bugged your 
> phone to write down what you're saying.  Silly rabbit!!  Stop using your 
> phone!
> It's like leaving the door to your house unlocked so that people with 
> poor manners and a lack of decency can just come in whenever they feel 
> like it to check out what you're doing...and then report it.  Always 
> keep your house in lockdown and trust noone!
> It's like going about in public, being deliberately followed, and 
> watched ( ala cointelpro )...but, hey, you're in public!  Stop going out 
> in public!
> I suspect, as time goes on, the next statements to come from the 
> apologists will be:  "Hey, we can't help that no matter how hard people 
> try to encrypt their data or their communications, we will always have 
> the keys!"  And, when that statement is made.  Will we accept it?
> Baby steps....baby steps.

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