Google grabs personal info off of Wi-Fi networks
May 17, 2010, 11:03 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Liedtike)
"Google Inc. has been vacuuming up fragments of people's online
activities broadcast over public Wi-Fi networks for the past four
years, a breach of Web etiquette likely to raise more privacy
worries about the Internet search leader.
"Even Google was troubled by its behavior, and issued a public
apology Friday. The company said it only recently discovered the
problem in response to an inquiry from German regulators.
""Maintaining people's trust is crucial to everything we do, and
in this case we fell short," Alan Eustace, Google's top engineering
executive, wrote in a blog post."
- Four Nerds and a Cry to Arms Against Facebook(May 12, 2010)
- Lessons to be learned from Facebook privacy changes(May 06, 2010)
- Why the fall of Explorer matters(May 06, 2010)
- Beef up Firefox Privacy Features(May 05, 2010)
- Google Street View logs WiFi networks, Mac addresses(Apr 26, 2010)
- 10 Nations Demand Online Privacy - Or Else(Apr 23, 2010)
- ACTA arrives (still bad, but a tiny bit better)(Apr 21, 2010)
- Secret Anti-Piracy Treaty Details Going Public(Apr 20, 2010)
- RIAA/MPAA Want Monitoring Software, Border Checks(Apr 16, 2010)