I thought I would start this topic to see if anyone is closely following this news story and has any other details or technical links.
From what I have read, I'm not sure Google has done anything "illegal" other than what wardrivers do: using NetStumbler or Kismet and post their results from beacons from APs on a website. (Let me know if I am oversimplifying this case....)
Residential users have no worries if strong security is used (WPA2-PSK/AES or WPS to set up); businesses have no worries if they also employ WPA2-PSK/AES or 802.1X/EAP with strong security.
I'm thinking Congress should employ a few CWNA/CWSP/CWNEs to help them understand packets, beacons, SSIDs, etc, etc. Seriously. Congressmen are NOT going to be able to understand topics like SSID, data rate info, etc without someone who really knows how to explain in layman's terms.
Thoughts or comments?