Now on Google street view: The homes of the House Energy and Commerce Committee

Friday - 7/9/2010, 4:38pm EDT

The folks from the advocacy group Consumer Watchdog are going after Google for taking "Street View" photos of the homes 19 members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which happens to be the congressional overseers of much of Google's business, Tech President reports.

The argument Consumer Watchdog is making is that the Street View cam (1) put Google in the position of tracking the wireless home networks of those members of Congress that then (2) potentially exposed national security secrets. That second bit requires, however, that Homeland Security Committee member and eight-term member of Congress Jane Harman would actually be keeping sensitive information of that sort on her unencrypted home WiFi network.

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