>> were collecting data such as passwords from the WiFi networks
As I recall, they were collecting data from unencrypted networks *which might contain* passwords. I don't think they actively did any cracking of passwords (it's very unlikely they'd capture enough encrypted data to do successfully at the rate they drive anyway).
If your sending passwords (like maybe using an email server without TLS) over unencrypted wireless networks... you're not really concerned enough about security anyway.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
As I see it, it's still a privacy concern. Granted if my wi-fi extends to your house for example and you use my wi-fi then my bad; However, if you are on my unprotected wi-fi sniffing my passwords and data then you are definitely in the wrong. People can go to jail for doing things like that, corporations that can afford the fine where people like you and
Although, I've always wondered if the supreme court says that corporations are people then how to you send a corporation to jail?
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