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Google: Another massive data protection violation


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A specialist in data protection from Germany has made Google reveal all of the informationthat Google have been collecting from millions of German’s while mapping their country with the use the of Google Street car.

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Not only were the cars taking pictures and mapping the streets and surrounding areas but they were also scooping up information from unsecured wireless internet connections.

Google alleged that it was an error with the computer software used and that it included some developmental software unintentionally installed in the street car's computer programming.

The collected data included, Internet search history, Emails, images, passwords, website postings and more.

Following this information release, at least another 12 countries began questioning the legality of the way the information is secretly gathered, and the content of the information and the proposed use of it, and to date so far no regulating body in the USA has be able to see any of the data Google’s cars have collected from its public.

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This breach of data protection and secret information collection has been reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), who did issue Google with a $25,000 fine as Google hindered their investigation into this affair, although the FCC did not find any breach of American laws in the way the information was gathered.

There so far has been no statement issued from Google about this collection of personal information, or who at Google had knowledge of it, and what the intended use of the collected information was to be for, with Google stressing that any collected information was not for use with/for any Google service or product.

Source: Extratorrent

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The next thing you know, Google changes its name to Skynet :uhoh:

that's a good one

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jimbojet2011

Made this file for the ones who hates that there private matters are in DANGER

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4 watching my back but i'm fine

Now you can fly to the moon -_- and make a street view

Cause all I want to find I will find via altavista ( think this is a search engine that does not tracks everything you do )

Jimbojet

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DesiPirate

Google was, is and will always be evil.

That is not true!

why?

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Google was, is and will always be evil.

That is not true!

why?

Because Google is just like every other company. They make mistakes but that doesn't mean that they are "evil".

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Google was, is and will always be evil.

That is not true!

why?

Because Google is just like every other company. They make mistakes but that doesn't mean that they are "evil".

+1 :D

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grouchysmurf

Wow.....

Google evil? Really? Do you go shopping? How do you pay? Do you have a store discount card? How frickin' much data do you think has ALREADY been collected about you?

And for that matter, unless you are making dirty bombs in your basement what makes you think that out of 8 billion people on the planet, any electronic statistic randomly gathered that is in any way attached to you matters to anyone?

Google gathers as much info as they can, like any other business. They make their money in advertisement trying to make sure that products and services that may advertise on the screen in front of you are relevant to what you and others in your area need/use.

"We are funded solely by unobtrusive ads, so please whitelist our domain in your AdBlocker. How? Find out here."

So, is NSANE evil for participating in this conspiracy to display ads and provide usage data when the ads are clicked?

I am truly sick of the shear panic that happens everytime some company has been found collecting...statistics.

Big freakin' deal. Get over yourself.

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