All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘united kingdom information commissioner’s office’

Google “Surprised” that UK Privacy Agency 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 of Enforcement Steve Eckersley cited recent revelations that arose from the Federal Communication Commission’s investigation of the Street View cars’ …

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One Man’s Crusade Against Google Street View’s Payload Data Collection [Updated]

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 what exactly the Street View cars collected, everything from personal emails, passwords, browsing histories, IP addresses, telephone numbers, full names …

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