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    The internet giant has harvested huge amounts of sensitive personal ... Engineer Doe had “specifically told two engineers working on the project, including a senior manager, about collecting payload data.” The fact that at least seven Street View ...
    06/13/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Google privacy enquiries get little cooperation
    After months of negotiation, Johannes Caspar, a German data protection official, forced Google to show him exactly what its Street View cars had ... we have been collecting.” It turned out that Google was collecting e-mails and other personal data ...
    05/30/2012 - 1:51 pm | View Link
  • Google Street View privacy scandal broadens
    SAN FRANCISCO — It looks likeGoogle Inc.won't be able to put the Street View ... the engineer behind the data collecting software are casting doubt on Google's assurances that it did not realize that its street-mapping cars were snatching personal ...
    05/1/2012 - 9:45 pm | View Link
  • Google Staff Knew Street View Cars Were Collecting Private Data: FCC
    The full FCC report on its investigation shows that the engineer who designed the code that collected the personal data had told at least two colleagues. Google officials in ... informed colleagues that Street View cars were collecting payload data.
    04/30/2012 - 4:15 am | View Link
  • Street View Wi-Fi: is it Google’s News of the World moment?
    So, you know when Google’s Street View cars ... personal views are long forgotten, that point six is quietly dropped?” The FCC report says this engineer told fellow engineers and a senior manager that he was recording the private Wi-Fi data.
    04/29/2012 - 2:11 pm | View Link
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