Go Back   nV News Forums > General Forums > Archived News Items

Newegg Daily Deals

Thread Tools
Old 11-21-12, 04:20 PM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 56,667
Post Google won't be prosecuted over Street View in Germany

Google collected private information from public Wi-Fi networks in 2010, and the privacy headaches have been haunting the company ever since. Street View cars were supposed to collect generic public information about Wi-Fi networks for mapping purposes. Instead, they ended up collecting private info sent over those networks as well, an activity Google says was a mistake. The networks were open to the public, like those in coffee shops.

The worst-case scenario would have been an actual criminal prosecution over the incident'something that wasn't really considered in the US, where the issue was investigatedby the Federal Trade Commission and ultimately dropped.

A prosecution got mighty close to taking place in Hamburg, Germany, however. There, city prosecutors were ready to put Google officials in the dock as late as last month. No one in Mountain View needs to book any flights though, because the Germans have now said that's not going to happen.

Read 3 remaining paragraphs | Comments

News is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:54 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.