Dr of BBQ
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.
I miss the point of the uproar here.
There are umpteen websites trying to aggregate the same info.
In this day and age … So what?
I cant figure out how this affects small business adversely. I see the privacy concerns but these things don’t concern me especially when in the context of my business.
What am I missing here Doc?
[h2]When I first said Google was not the average restaurants friend, and that Face Book, and Twitter wasn’t all it’s cracked up to be everyone ignored it but now the news has hit the fan. I promise you Face Book and Twitter are not far behind.[/h2]
[h1]States launch joint probe of Google Wi-Fi snooping[/h1] Up to 30 states may join investigation led by Connecticut’s AG By Gregg Keizer
Computerworld – As many as 30 states could join an investigation into Google Inc.’s collection of personal information from unprotected wireless networks, Connecticut’s attorney general said today.
According to Richard Blumenthal, who issued a http://www.ct.gov/ag/cwp/view.asp?Q=461862&A=3869 statement Monday, more than 30 states’ attorneys general have expressed interest in joining the investigation, which his office will lead.
Google’s response today was similar to what it said earlier this month.
“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 in an e-mail. “We’re working with the relevant authorities to answer their questions and concerns.”
The joint investigation will ask Google for additional information 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.
Calling the practice “deeply disturbing,” Blumenthal also said the inquiry will look into possible violations of state laws, and whether state and federal privacy laws need to be strengthened.
“Street View cannot mean Complete View — invading home and business computer networks and vacuuming up personal information and communications,” said Blumenthal in his statement. “Google must come clean, explaining how and why it intercepted and saved private information broadcast over personal and business wireless networks.”
Last month, http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9176810/Google_stops_sniffing_Wi_Fi_data_after_privacy_gaffe Google acknowledged that its Street View vehicles had collected data from unsecured wireless networks around the world, but it said that snooping had been inadvertent. Earlier this month, http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9177685/Google_denies_ties_between_patent_application_Wi_Fi_snooping Google CEO Eric Schmidt blamed an unnamed company engineer for adding code to the Wi-Fi detection software that grabbed fragments of data from nearby networks.
The company first disclosed the data-gathering when it conducted an audit after complaints by German data privacy authorities.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9136345/Google_Update Google already faces investigations by privacy authorities in several European countries, including the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Spain and Italy. Last week, the French National Commission on Computing and Liberty (CNIL) said its investigation had concluded that http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9178220/Google_Wi_Fi_data_grab_snared_passwords_e_mail_? Google had snatched passwords and extracts of e-mail messages from the air.
In the U.S., Google faces multiple http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9177050/Google_hit_with_class_action_lawsuit_over_Wi_Fi_snooping civil lawsuits, and the company has been asked for more information from several congressmen as a preliminary step to a legislative hearing.
Google has asked that the http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9177962/Google_seeks_consolidation_of_Wi_Fi_snooping_cases lawsuits be consolidated and moved to a California federal court’s jurisdiction.
Blumenthal did not name the other states that will join the investigation, saying only that he expected “a significant number” to participate.
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Dr of BBQ
If your using Google to promote your restaurant
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