Liz Gannes reports:
Google will soon settle with the attorneys general representing more than 30 U.S. states over its Street View cars collecting data from unsecured Wi-Fi networks, multiple sources said.
Google is to pay $7 million, to be distributed among the attorneys general, according to a person familiar with the matter. That person said the agreement is close to being finalized, and should be announced early next week.
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If people are using unsecured WiFi, I’m not sure Google should be paying anything at all. Don’t users assume some risk or responsibility for the risk if they’re using unsecured WiFi?