Even many experts don't understand that with network encryption enabled, the sender's and recipient's MAC address are in the clear.
All the brooms have started dancing. I wonder if Mickey will get out of this one?
Some comments from readers
Collection of the MAC addresses of phones and laptops is especially worrisome
What the *&#$#&*^$ is going on with encrypting WIFI and not encrypting the MAC addresses?
Once you have snooped peoples’ MAC addresses, and put them into a database linking them to a street address, you have dramatically changed the way network identifiers work.
It is now categorically clear that Google is mapping client devices like phones and laptops with their Street View cars, and taking precise measurements of their placement within peoples’ houses and businesses.
What are the implciations of living in a world where it is legal and socially acceptable to drive up and down the streets recording people's MAC addresses and other network traffic?
Stealing one part of the WiFi packet is as bad as stealing another.
Google's plan for world mapping of our private device identifiers was well known to all the attendees