I’m sure everyone has heard by now that the little Google street car that has mapping our world (while very cool, it takes away our privacy) was also snooping around everyone’s wireless networks. If your network was unprotected when the Google street car came by your home or office, Google took your email and password information as well.
Don’t tell me the very bright people at Google haven’t been doing analysis on the human cognition of password creation. To the nefarious among us, we are nothing more than data. I’ll never forget overhearing a restaurant dinner conversation here in LA, “Yeah, I like so-and-so, but that’s just one data point!”
As far as I am concerned, Google can never be trusted.
[Source: Google Street View Wi-Fi data included passwords and e-mail | Security | Macworld.]