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First guys this is what the uproar is about
The joint investigation will ask Google about its snatching of data from personal and business Wi-Fi networks using the company’s Street View vehicles, which have cruised U.S. streets and roads since 2007 as part of an effort to map wireless hot spots for mobile location purposes.
2nd they said : “It was a mistake for us to include code in our software that collected payload data, but we believe we didn’t break any U.S. laws,” a company spokesman said.
You can’t include code that collects information by mistake. It has to be written into the program. The only mistake was they got caught collecting private personal and business imformation.
Google collects information for one reason and that is to sell that information to the highest bidder.
This is Big Brother watching you, in it’s purest form. “Street View cannot mean Complete View — invading home and business computer networks and vacuuming up personal information and communications,” said Blumenthal in his statement.
If you collected hundreds of email addresses from your
customers to promote your business and Google grabs them and sells them to your competition you’d be pissed and rightfuly so.