what bugs me more about google gathering this data is that its unencrypted and out there to be grabbed like that (by anyone) in the first place...
an insecure wifi connect for any purpose but to give ppl at a coffee shop access to the web (SSL is your friend if doing any business over open wifi) is like sticking your butt out of the window and waiting for just anyone to 'make use' of it in a manner they so choose.... helloooo everyone... WPA2? its been a standard for quite some time... and the longer the password the longer the time it takes to crack... (changing passwords every so often doesnt hurt either).. ugh..
showed the presence of "data that are normally covered by... banking and medical privacy rules".
hope those banks and doctor offices are notified... who knows who other than google has that data... cos not only do we have possible digital perscriptions that have been snarfed but also some bank account info to get some money to steal the physical pills being perscribed.... (just use your imagination for what else could possibly be done) *facepaw*
And not from Torrent freak
now you're getting the hang of reporting news