Still don't see what the big deal is?
I am still unsure what the big deal is with all of this?
Personally I find Street View very useful - as well as a bit of recreational fun....
Now the last time I checked the information Google have collected was available to all?
The images you can see on Google Street view are the same images one can see if one visits a place and gazes upon it using their eyes.....
As for the wireless information which was collected accidentally or on purpose - it is again available to anyone - you do not need a license to transmit or receive 2.4GHz wireless transmissions and what people are broadcasting via the frequency is available to all.
As far as I understand it - Google did not actively attempt to access computer networks which were broadcasting unencrypted wireless packets - they simply captured the packets. With a bit of luck the whole situation might have encouraged people to switch on the encryption on their networks!
Now don't get me wrong - Google are capable of doing things which I do not agree with - but in general I find a lot of the things people get upset about are not that big a deal.
So to sum up - until they are caught actively attempting to decrypt protected wireless transmissions - they are not breaking the law.