If they arrested the guy and then drooped it, isn't that false arrest?
Furthermore, the only data it collected was from open WiFi networks where people were transmitting unencrypted data in the open. This was data that was being broadcast.
Google don't do a drive-by at my house, I don't care to take the time understanding what information you're steeling and you could get shot at. Why should I?
Fear mongering about unsecured connections is in the ISP's interest. They sell more when everyone is scared. This is just like Comcast's 250 GB cap that I don't come closed to, but secure my connection just in case dozens of people steal.
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