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Tag Archives: Street View

Oops- Google Found Street View Wifi Data

Posted in Internet Privacy
Google confessed to U.K. officials that Google still has Street View unprotected wifi data collected before 2010 in spite claims that such data had been destroyed. On July 27, 2012 Peter Fleischer (Google’s global privacy counsel) sent a letter to Steve Eckersley (head of enforcement) at the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and admitted the following:… Continue Reading

Google Did Not Violate US Law When Collecting Wifi Data

Posted in Internet Privacy
Google was fined $25,000 for not cooperating with an investigation regarding Google’s collection of unencrypted wifi data when taking Street View pictures from 2006-10, but the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reported that Google did not violate any US laws. The FCC’s Report included this conclusion regarding alleged violations of Section 705(a) of the federal Wiretrap… Continue Reading

Google Street View Cars Collect WiFi Network Data

Posted in Internet Privacy
To the surprise of many Google confirmed that since 2006 its Street View Cars captured WiFi network information in addition to Street View Photos. Google uses this WiFi network information to improve location-based services like search and maps. Specifically Google confessed that the WiFi information collected was: WiFi networks broadcast information that identifies the network and… Continue Reading