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Google faces multi-state U.S. probe over Wi-Fi snooping

By Jos
Jun 22, 2010
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  1. Last month Google revealed that its Street View cars had "inadvertently" collected data from unsecured Wi-Fi networks in several countries, for at least three years, as they logged hotspot locations and took pictures for the online mapping service. The company explained the data was gathered because of some rogue code developed by a "single engineer," but it never went into details about how the code came to be included in the Street View system.

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  2. I don't see what the big deal is - if wifi owners transmit unsecured then they are transmitting to the public.
  3. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,049   +75

    Better late than never; as Google is turning into 'Microsoft' of the olden days.
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