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FTC Ends Probe of Google StreetView Privacy Breach 99

Posted by samzenpus
from the move-on-nothing-to-see-here dept.
GovTechGuy writes "The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) wrote to Google on Wednesday to end its probe into a major privacy breach in which the company collected and stored private user information, such as passwords and entire e-mails, without even realizing it after the search giant promised to improve its privacy practices."
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FTC Ends Probe of Google StreetView Privacy Breach

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  • by Monkeedude1212 (1560403) on Wednesday October 27, 2010 @06:23PM (#34043526) Journal

    Here in Canada we saw one of the Google Cars parked outside a Tim Hortons for a really long time, turns out the winter months were so cold the fuel line froze up. We sent the Engineers back to the States telling them we'd drive it back once it warmed up, but we've actually set it up so we can recieve all the wireless traffic between Alaska and the rest of the states.

  • by mgiuca (1040724) on Thursday October 28, 2010 @01:08AM (#34046272)

    Well I for one am glad this is over and Google understands what it did is wrong and nobody will try something like this again.

    I'm glad this issue got some public attention, and everyone learned a valuable lesson (which should already have been obvious): reading other people's wi-fi is wrong.

    Now I can go back to setting my router to no encryption and be safe in the knowledge that nobody will read the passwords and bank details I will inevitably send in the clear.

How many NASA managers does it take to screw in a lightbulb? "That's a known problem... don't worry about it."

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