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."

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

Deb Hale Long Lines, LLC

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