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    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 ...
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  • UK watchdog chases down Google 'street spies' in new probe
    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 - 8:45 am | 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 - 9:44 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 - 4:09 am | View Link
  • Feds Say Google Knowingly Was Harvesting Personal Data During Street View Collection
    For example, according to the report, there was one “rogue engineer”, however he not only wrote code specifically to extract the personal data from open wifi networks that the Street View crew found, but had told two colleagues, one of whom was a ...
    04/28/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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    Getting rid of CEO Travis Kalanick has apparently not magically resolved all of ride-hailing giant Uber’s many, many problems, with the company now facing a lawsuit ...
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    In addition to giving it access to vehicle data like speed and gas usage, the OBD-II port also powers the Navdy hardware. The downside to that is you’ll have to ...
    07/12/2017 - 8:11 am | View Website
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    We’ve all been there: You’re selling custom Mylar balloons of your original character Blonic the Hedgehog when Disney comes knocking on your door with a cease and ...
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  • Uber Now Says Its Former Engineer Actually Did Steal All ...
    The Engineer In The Google Vs. Uber 'Stolen Tech' Case Might Be An Evil Genius. Anthony Levandowski is the key player in the unfolding legal fight between his former ...
    07/7/2017 - 4:09 pm | View Website
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