Google Street View Can Stay in Switzerland, but with Restrictions

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…

Here’s What Happens When Google Street View Can’t 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 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

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

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 Cars

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

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 Ceres Solver To The Public

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 Hearing on Google’s Wi-Fi Spying

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 After All

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…