Friday, August 18, 2006

WiFi Comes to Mountain View

The Google WiFi network is now up for public use. Accompanying this is a privacy policy specific to WiFi. It states, in part:
Content of communications. Google WiFi does not store the content of any of your online communications or data transfers. Google employees do not access the content of any communications or files users send or receive, except under certain circumstances as described by the Google Privacy Policy.
This is good.

They also state
On a regular basis, we delete the above account usage information associated with your use of Google WiFi from our logs.
Also good, but it'd be nice to know the time period of that regular basis. "We delete your data every fortnight," is much better than "We delete your data at the turn of each century." But they're both regular periods.

Overall, I think it's reasonable.