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Google wrongly collected data via Street View cameras, US court finds

Posted on September 11, 2013 by | 0 Comments
A US appeals court says Google wrongly collected people’s personal correspondence and online activities through their Wi-Fi systems as it drove down their streets with car cameras shooting photos for its Street View mapping project. The ruling that the practice violates wiretap laws sends a warning to other companies seeking to suck up vast amounts of data from unencrypted Wi-Fi signals. “The payload data transmitted over unencrypted Wi-Fi networks that was captured by Google included...

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