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Google’s Street View Cars Collected Personal Data

And it wasn’t illegal. In the report, the FCC cited an analysis by French regulators over a sample of Google’s data collection: 72 e-mail passwords, 774 distinct e-mail addresses and, for example, “an exchange of e-mails between a married woman and man, both seeking an extra-marital relationship with first names, e-mail addresses and physical addresses.”…
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Google Admits To Accidentally Collecting Personal Data With Street View Cars

Technology : TechCrunch (4 years ago)

Talk about shooting yourself in the foot. Google has just admitted in an official blog post that its Street View cars have been "mistakenly collecting samples of payload data from open (i.e. non-password-protected) WiFi networks" si... Read Post

Google Releases Full Report of FCC Investigation Into Street View Probe, Finds That Senior Staff Knew

Technology : TechCrunch (2 years ago)

Earlier today Google released the full report of the FCC's investigation into the collection of  "payload data" from open Wi-Fi networks -- aka passwords, email and search history from open networks -- that its fleet of Street View ... Read Post

Google engineer told officials Street View cars were collecting personal data, FCC report says

Technology : Post Tech (2 years ago)

A Google engineer knowingly created software that would collect sensitive personal information about people without their knowledge, according to an un-redacted version of a federal investigative report. Read full article >> Read Post


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