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Old May 1, 2012, 08:57 AM
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Default FCC: Google staff knew Street View cars were stealing private data

Activist Post: FCC: Google staff knew Street View cars were stealing private data

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The unnamed engineer behind the collection of information from wireless networks told a senior manager and at least one other colleague about the plans before it was released.

The Google engineer told two colleagues that his Street View software could actually collect “entire emails and URLs … as well as passwords.”

Furthermore, Google “provided evidence to the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) showing that the data collected resulted from a deliberate software-design decision by one of the Google employees working on the Street View project.”

So much for the “fragmented data” they claimed they collected and their original statement, “Quite simply, it was a mistake.” In fact, the newly released document indicates that their early claim was the exact opposite of the truth.
typical of the NSA/google
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