...you have no reason to whine about it, IMO.
Encrypting data using at a minimum WPA on a wireless network has been a basic rule for so long that anyone who's too lazy to do it deserves everything he or she will get. If a person is somehow unable to do so, then he or she shouldn't be using Wi-Fi. Users must learn the dangers of unencrypted wireless and must make sure that such risks are eliminated before ever going online. It nevertheless astounds me that there are so many insecure wireless networks out there.
That said, your post is another data point leading to the inescapable conclusion that Google is a greater threat to our privacy and security than Microsoft ever dreamed of being.
Google's Wi-Fi Spying: What Were They Thinking?