Cnet: As Google prepares to defend itself against allegations of Wi-Fi spying, it has said very little about exactly what kind of personal data it gathered as part of its Street View project. Last week, Google also declined to provide executives willing to speak on the record about how one of the most monumental oversights in its history occurred: the inadvertent gathering of "payload" data by Wi-Fi sniffers mapping hotspots while recording street scenes for Google Street View.
its not all as bad as what everyone is hyping it to be. its just because Google did it, it has become a big deal. I see one thing coming from this a zero tolerance wifi encryption law.