they did not know???
so when the first batch of data was uploaded why did they not say " erm, i thought we was only collecting mac's and ssid's" and then changed the software to correct the data collection?
that in itself shows intent, as they carried on collecting the data, that combined with the different way encrypted and unencrpted data was processed shows it was desirable to collect the raw data
i wonder if they were scanning the unencrpted data for google cookies etc to further tie location, person, google user down
could they also be looking to tie email addresses to users, there is so much you can do with that sort of data depending on what the user was doing when the google car crawled past
my wifi is encrpted , but i am still considering replacing it and changing my ssid just to screw googles database by making my data useless (may swap it with the mother in laws several miles aways :)
as to the question of dhcp addresses etc, google do not care, the cookies etc will link the new ip to you in no time at all , how many people clear down the cookies when they close a browser session??
also as to mac addresses and ssid's changing, one has to wounder if now and again andriod phone report back to base with updated information when you do a geolocation?
someone needs to look at the source code me thinks of that app
mines the jacket without an andriod or windows phone in it, spying on me