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Was a "Rogue Engineer" Responsible For Google’s Wi-Fi Snooping? [Google]

by on Jun.10, 2010, under Crime, Google, google street view, Google WiFi, Home Automation, Law, Legal, street view, wifi

When it first came to light that Google Street View cars were collecting reams of Wi-Fi network data , Google said it was a mistake. Then came evidence that the sniffing was actually deliberate . But what did Google’s internal audit find

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Was a "Rogue Engineer" Responsible For Google’s Wi-Fi Snooping? [Google]

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Lawyers Claim Google Wi-Fi Sniffing ‘Is Not an Accident’ [Google]

by on Jun.04, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, Aim, ANT, Ants, app, application, AR, arc, Ati, Av, bd, Bp, car, Cars, cat, cc, clear, color, Companies, data, day, Dc, de, Disco, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Engine, Et, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Google, Google Maps, google street view, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, ims, In, Io, Ion, Isp, La, Labels, Law, Legal, Map, Maps, mid, Mod, Ms, Nes, Net, network, networks, om, One, order, Os, Pad, Padd, Patent, patent application, PI, Pixel, Play, Pr, Pro, ps, Q, quant, Ram, Rc, Red, Republished, rom, RSS, Rv, Sd, sea, search, Search engines, serve, sniff, street, street view, StreetView, Style, suing, Tag, tech, Tent, TI, TV, Ui, V, Vide, view, Wi-Fi, work, X1

Lawyers suing Google claimed Thursday they have discovered evidence in a patent application that Google deliberately programmed its Street View cars to collect private data from open Wi-Fi networks, despite claims to the contrary. More

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Google’s Handing Accidentally Acquired Data To Proper Authorities [Google]

by on Jun.03, 2010, under 1d, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, ally, and, ANT, Ants, AR, arc, Bp, car, Cars, cat, cc, clear, color, Companies, D3, data, de, dental, Display, Ds, E, E3, Ea, EC, Engine, Et, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Google, google street view, hand, Hd, Home Automation, Hori, Id, Ie, II, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, Ir, Isp, La, Labels, Les, mid, Ming, Mod, Nes, Net, network, networks, Ny, Of, om, One, order, Os, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Pr, Privacy, Pro, Protection, Q, quant, Rc, Red, rom, RSS, Rv, Sd, sea, search, Search engines, security, serve, street, street view, Style, Tag, tech, ted, thor, TI, tie, TV, Ui, V, view, Wi-Fi, work, X1

Remember the data that Google Street View cars accidentally collected from Wi-Fi networks while roaming streets? After some back-and-forth, the search engine company is handing the data over to the proper “data protection authorities”. More

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Google Sued Over Street View Wi-Fi Issue [Google]

by on May.20, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, ally, ANT, Ants, AR, arc, Bp, car, Cars, cat, cc, clear, color, Companies, de, dental, Display, Ds, E, e1, Ea, Engine, Et, etail, ff, Finger, fingers, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Google, google street view, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Ion, ions, Isp, ISS, La, Labels, Law, Laws, Lawsuit, Lawsuits, Lions, mid, Mod, Nes, Net, network, Of, om, One, order, Oregon, Os, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Pot, Pr, Pro, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, sea, search, Search engines, serve, street, street view, Street view wi-fi, StreetView, Style, Sue, suing, Suit, Tag, tech, ted, Tent, TI, TV, Ui, V, view, Wi-Fi, Wi-fi data collection, work, X1, XP

As expected, the quiet brouhaha over Google accidentally collecting personal Wi-Fi network details when cruising in the Street View cars has turned into a lawsuit, with two Oregon citizens suing them for potentially millions. More

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The Making of a Funny Google Street View Image [Humor]

by on May.15, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Act, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, ANT, Ants, AR, Art, artic, bd, Bp, Buzz, cat, clear, color, Companies, courage, Dc, de, Display, Ds, E, e1, E3, Ea, Emi, Et, F1, Fb, ff, Fun, Funny, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Google, google street view, GoogleStreetView, Hd, Home Automation, Humor, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Ion, Ir, Isp, kin, La, Labels, Les, Men, MER, mid, Ming, Mod, moment, naps, Of, om, One, order, Padd, PI, Play, Pr, pre, Pro, ps, Q, quant, que, Quickthinking, Rc, RSS, Rv, serve, snap, street, street view, StreetView, Style, Tag, tech, TI, true, TV, Us, Vide, Video, view, Weird, Wes, Wi-Fi, X1

It’s not nearly as weird as some stuff we’ve seen , but this particular sequence offers a rare glimpse into the heat-of-the-moment decision making that precedes an amusing Street View snapshot. As Hemingway said, true courage is grace under pressure. [ BuzzFeed ] More

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On Street View, Google Knows Of Your Daily Torment [Google Street View]

by on Apr.21, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 5, 5D, 7, 7d, Ad, Ads, age, Ai, and, AR, clear, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, England, F2, Ge, Gizmo, Google, google street view, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, In, Isp, Les, london, Map, Maps, Men, MER, Mit, Mod, Of, om, One, order, Padd, Play, Pr, ps, Q, Rc, sight, street, street view, Street view kid sister, StreetView, Style, Tag, Tat, TI, TV, twitter, Us, Via, view, world, X1

Last seen in Hammersmith, London, England: a teenage boy’s pride. For now the whole world knows he’s no match for his kid sister. [ GoogleSightSeeing via Twitter ] More

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DIY Alien Race Invades Earth [Google Street View]

by on Mar.19, 2010, under 300, 7, 7d, Ad, Ads, age, Alien, Aliens, and, ANT, AR, Art, Av, Birds, Bomb, C6, Camera, Cameras, car, clear, D3, de, dev, diy, Ds, E, E3, Ea, earth, Evil, fire, Ge, Gizmo, Google, google street view, Hd, Hell, Home Automation, Ie, Law, Lawn, Light, Map, Maps, mid, Mod, mothership, My, NK, One, Os, Oses, PI, Pliers, ps, raf, Rc, resist, screen, ship, street, street view, StreetView, Style, Tag, ted, Teddy Bear, TI, time, Trucks, TV, Uk, vers, Via, view, Wave, what, X1

After birds and firetrucks and scuba divers and branches and the devil and burgers and God and teddy bears and drunks and noses invaded Earth, now it’s the turn of crafty DIY aliens. Here’s their mothership. [ Google – Thanks oakleytimebomb! ] More

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Swooping Avian, Civil Libertarian [Image Cache]

by on Mar.19, 2010, under 2D, 7, 7d, Ad, Ads, age, Ai, AR, Av, Birds, Cf, clear, code, de, Ds, E, Ea, Ge, Gizmo, Google, Google Maps, google street view, Hd, Home Automation, Ie, Image cache, Imagecache, Map, Maps, Mod, One, PDK, PI, Pot, Pr, Privacy, ps, Rc, Sad, screen, source, Spot, street view, Style, Tag, ted, TI, Ui, Uk, Via, X1

Now leading the privacy crusade against Google: birds! Spotted in the English beachside town of Brighton, where even the gulls are nervous about the Big G. [ Google Maps ] More

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Google Street View, Meet Your Avian Nemesis [Image Cache]

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Now leading the privacy crusade against Google: birds! Spotted in the English beachside town of Brighton, where even the gulls are nervous about the Big G. [ Google Maps ] More

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Street View Captures Superhero Pub Outing Off the Coast Of Scotland [Street View]

by on Mar.18, 2010, under 5D, 7, 7d, Ad, Ads, age, and, AR, book, clear, Comic, Comic Books, Comics, dash, de, Ds, E, Ea, Ge, Gizmo, Google, google street view, Hd, Home Automation, Ie, Intern, internet, Led, Mic, Mod, naps, Net, News, One, Os, OTS, ps, Rc, Red, remote, ROAD, RSS, Shetland islands, Show, snap, street, street view, StreetView, Style, Superheroes, Tag, TI, TV, Uk, Up, view, X1, XP

Now that Street View has covered 95 per cent of British roads, expect to see a lot more random snapshots of those eccentric Brits—like these, which show a comic book meet-up on a very remote island off Scotland. More

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