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Three Kidnapped Women Were Held At This House For 10 Years

Three Kidnapped Women Were Held At This House For 10 Years

By Zach Walton May 7, 2013

By now, you’re well aware that three women were found safe after being held captive in a man’s basement for 10 years in Cleveland, OH. The story (and the unlikely hero) have captured the attention of the nation, but now …

Google "Surprised" Privacy Group Cares About Privacy Google "Surprised" Privacy Group Cares About Privacy

The Information Commissioner’s Office in the United Kingdom announced last week that it would be re-opening its inquiry of Google and its payload data-collecting Street View cars. In a letter sent to Google’s Global Privacy Counsel, Peter Fleischer, ICO Head …

Google Street View To Go A-Rowing in the UK’s Canals Google Street View To Go A-Rowing in the UK’s Canals

When Google Maps went offshore in order to put some Street View action on the Amazon River earlier this year, it signaled that Google was moving beyond the task collecting ground-level imagery of mere streets (despite the product’s name). At …

One Man's Battle Against Google Street View One Man's Battle Against Google Street View
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Nobody really knows what kind of information Google obtained when it was collecting payload data as its Street View car drove around the neighborhoods of the world sponging up personal information from people using unsecured wi-fi networks. Speculation abounds about …

UK Reopens Investigation of Google Street View UK Reopens Investigation of Google Street View

Just when the fallout of the Google Street View spying fiasco appears to have subsided in the United States, evidence of Google having “deliberately captured” payload data from unsuspecting wi-fi users has prompted the United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office to …

Google Street View Can Stay in Switzerland Google Street View Can Stay in Switzerland
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Google was given the green light to continue driving its Street Cars around in Switzerland today, according to the Electronic Privacy Information Center, but the permission carries with it a series of regulations that Google must comply with in order …

Toyota Helps Google Map Narrow Belgian Streets Toyota Helps Google Map Narrow Belgian Streets

Last year, Google Street View took on Belgium, but there was a problem: The Google Street View cars couldn’t quite fit down some of the impossibly small Belgian streets. That meant that many of the smaller, older side streets were …

Google’s World Wonders Project Explores History Google’s World Wonders Project Explores History

Google today has announced the launch of a new cultural project that allows users to explore historical sites around the world as if they were in those locations. The new World Wonders Project displays Street Views of historical landmarks around …

Euro 2012 Stadiums: a Street View Preview Euro 2012 Stadiums: a Street View Preview

The European Championships, which start next week, are being co-hosted this year by Poland and Ukraine. Ukraine will host the final in the Olympic National Sports Complex in Kiev, and Poland will host the opening match in its brand-new National …

Google Street View Faces Probe in Australia Google Street View Faces Probe in Australia
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The Google Street View wi-fi spying scandal may have been quelled in the United States, but the fun’s just getting started in other parts of the world. Over the weekend, an independent privacy watchdog in United Kingdom launched an investigation …

Google Accused of Stealing Info With Street View Car Google Accused of Stealing Info With Street View Car
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Independent British data protection watchdog Information Commissioner Office (ico.gov.uk) has launched an inquiry into accusations that Google is using Street View Cars to spy on residents of Great Britain. According to DailyMail, they are accused of downloading emails, text messages, …

Fiat Photo Bombs VW in Google Street View Fiat Photo Bombs VW in Google Street View

According to Jalopnik, Fiat paid close attention to when the Google street view car would be around to snap photos. On that day, they parked a Fiat 500 in front of Volkswagen’s Swedish operation headquarters in Sodertalje. The Google car …

Google Introduces The Ceres Solver Google Introduces The Ceres Solver

My job requires me to know how to write. While I think I’m a pretty good writer, I’m never once going to pretend that I’m good with math. If you told me to solve a nonlinear least square problem, I …

Privacy Advocate Wants Senate Hearing on Google Privacy Advocate Wants Senate Hearing on Google

Now that the non-redacted version of the Federal Communication Commission’s report on Google’s unsettling habit of eavesdropping on unsecured wi-fi network via the Street Car has been made available, the same privacy advocate that chastised the FCC for letting Google …

Google Knew About Street View Wi-Fi Spying Software Google Knew About Street View Wi-Fi Spying Software
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Nearly two weeks after the Federal Communications Commission released a heavily redacted report about Google’s sponging up of emails, passwords, and other personal data via unsecured wi-fi networks, the company has released a full version of the report that reveals …

Google Street View Visits Ukraine, Drives Fearlessly Google Street View Visits Ukraine, Drives Fearlessly
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Earlier this year, Google Maps expanded its Street View gallery to Poland in order to offer ground-level panoramic imagery of Warsaw and Cracow ahead of this summer’s 2012 European Football Championship. Now, Google Maps has added cities in Ukraine, which …

Google Street View Goes to Jerusalem, Gets Lost Google Street View Goes to Jerusalem, Gets Lost

Google Maps announced a new location that was recently added to Street View and given it’s one of the oldest places in the world, this update is a fun one: Jerusalem. While most people might not consider the city “fun” …