We've talked about this issue in previous posts; nice to see Stewart paying attention.
Google went around the country to photograph everyone's front door. And in the process, they somehow accidentally
scooped up all of your passwords and other secret info.
I still don't understand: What does a photography
project have to do with WiFi? How the hell can electronic eavesdropping happen by accident
Let's take a somewhat more paranoid look at this "accident." Can you figure out Google's business model? I'm not talking about their overall
plan for making money. How do they make money off of Google Street View?
Seems to me that the whole thing is a massive money sink. As Daniel Hopsicker likes to say: If it doesn't make business sense, then it must make some other kind of sense.
Here's just one of many stories describing Google's interactions with the CIA
. This one's from Wired.
On a related note:
I've been researching the case of one Vikram Buddhi, an exchange student from India who was tossed into the clink for allegedly making threats against George W. Bush. I want to know why Buddhi is doing time while Ted Nugent walks. Unlike Nugent, Buddhi has never owned any weaponry and has no previous history of using violent language.
Buddhi's father, it turns out, is an influential figure in India who has criticized his country's relations with the United States.
Buddhi claims that he never wrote the threatening messages. He says that someone hacked into his account and posted material that seemed to come from him.
Obviously, that idea is crazy. How the hell could anyone get hold of the guy's password? It's impossible!