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Google Says It Mistakenly Collected Wi-Fi Data While Mapping

May 14th, 2010 05:08 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Even if Google says there’s nothing to worry about, newviewmedia.com writes, the company “said it would stop collecting Wi-Fi network data from its StreetView cars, after an internal investigation it conducted found it was accidentally collecting data about websites people were visiting over the hotspots.
From the WSJ article: ‘It’s now clear that we have been mistakenly collecting samples of payload data from open [i.e. non-password-protected] Wi-Fi networks, even though we never used that data in any Google products.’”

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