Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 22nd May 2010 21:18 UTC
Google This issue kind of fell by the wayside in all the WebM and Android violence, but apart from the cool things Google did this past week, they've also done something really bad. They claim it's a mistake, but the company has collected 600GB of data from open personal wireless networks in 33 countries through its Street View cars, prompting several countries to initiate official investigations into the search giant.
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Comment by daveak
by daveak on Sat 22nd May 2010 23:59 UTC
daveak
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2008-12-29

I know they haven't collected my data. Why? Because the street view car only went down half of the street I live in, and Google Maps only shows the road going down half of the street. The question then becomes why were they collecting peoples wifi traffic but not correcting the omissions/inaccuracies from their map data when they should have been blindingly obvious.

Edited 2010-05-22 23:59 UTC

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RE: Comment by daveak
by fengshaun on Sun 23rd May 2010 01:09 in reply to "Comment by daveak"
fengshaun Member since:
2010-01-18

They were probably too busy collecting your data that they didn't have enough time to think about streets!

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