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Google Acknowledges Grabbing Personal Data

Published: 2010-05-15
Last Updated: 2010-05-15 02:49:26 UTC
by Deborah Hale (Version: 1)
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It appears that Google, Inc has had a lapse in judgment for the last 4 years and has been scooping up snippets of personal data from open WiFi networks.  Google has acknowledged that they have indeed done the captures.  Google has issued a public apology and state that none of the information has made it to their search engines or other services.  According to the article:

"Google characterized its collection of snippets from e-mails and Web surfing done on public Wi-Fi networks as a mistake, and said it has taken steps to avoid a recurrence. About 600 gigabytes of data was taken off of the Wi-Fi networks in more than 30 countries, including the U.S. Google plans to delete it all as soon as it gains clearance from government authorities."

finance.yahoo.com/news/Google-grabs-personal-info-apf-2162289993.html

It looks like Google, Inc has some explaining to do.

Deb Hale Long Lines, LLC

Keywords: Google WiFi
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