Google Staff Knew About the Street View Data Breach
May 01, 2012 12:50
According to a report by the FCC, it reveals that Google engineer that was collecting private information via wireless networks from its Street View cars repeatedly told his colleagues about the controversial natures of what was happening.
The Guardian reports Google posted a copy of the FCC's report online in the interests of transparency, and reveals that one of their engineers on the team responsible for the Street View software informed other colleagues that it was designed to collect personal information in 2007 and again in 2008.
It then became known that Google had collected masses of data in 2010, including emails, text messages, from WiFi networks when its Street View cars drove around cities. It went on for three years before coming to a halt. According to a spokesperson from Google:
"We decided to voluntarily make the entire document available except for the names of individuals. While we disagree with some of the statements made in the document, we agree with the FCC's conclusion that we did not break the law. We hope that we can now put this matter behind us."
In the end, the FCC has only fined Google $25,000 over the entire thing. Unfair isn't it. [The Guardian]
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