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    Google is accused ... the report concluded 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 engineers had “wide access ...
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    Google admitted in 2010 that Street View cars were collecting more information ... and other personal data from unsecured wireless networks as far back as 2007. The FCC report blamed a “rogue” engineer, but also showed that senior management at Google ...
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    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. In a full version of a Federal Communications ...
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