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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by kristoph on Sun 23rd May 2010 02:54 UTC
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How do you make a mistake in 33 different countries? This is more on an error in judgement on the part of Google rather than a 'mistake'.

In any case, no doubt there will be fines, which Google will happily pay, and all will be fine.


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RE: mistake?
by vodoomoth on Mon 24th May 2010 20:07 in reply to "mistake?"
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How do you make a mistake in 33 different countries?

You just have to run the same software. That's not new, we've seen it in the past and we'll see it again in the future.

To me, this is a non-event. Why are there still some Wifi networks that are not encrypted ? I would say because "it's not important to have them secured". If it's not important, then what is all this fuss about?

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