Monday, May 31, 2010

Google Street View - UK

Apple and Microsoft get contrasting Street ratings
Rethink Wireless
In our view, the inroads that Apple and now Google have made with smartphones and tablets have created a scenario whereby a new generation of consumers is ...

Google Street View

Google is not cute anymore
Pandia
As for Google? Well gathering personal wifi data using your Google streetview cars is like peeing on the carpet: It could have been considered cute when you ...

Google News Update

Woman Sues Google After Getting Ran Over While Following Maps Directions
Erictric
Park City, Utah resident Lauren Rosenberg has filed a lawsuit with a US District Court in Utah against Mountain View-based Google after she was ran over in ...

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Google Streets News

Daily Mail
Google Street View secretly recorded wifi information on millions of homes
Daily Mail
Google staff in specially adapted cars collected the signals from inside residents' homes as they toured the country for the company's Street View project. ...

Google Street View News

Google has mapped every WiFi network in Britain
Telegraph.co.uk
A spokesman for the Information Commissioner's Office said: =93We are aware that the collection of information by Google Street View cars has raised a number ...
Daily Mail
JANET STREET PORTER: There is no hiding from the high-tech snoopers...
Daily Mail
Snoopers: Google told us that their Street View mapping service doesn=BFt intrude on our privacy. Now we know otherwise I tried =97 and, after six weeks, ...

Google Street View

Google Street View secretly took your wi-fi details... and will use the data ...
One News Page (blog)
An Oregon judge has ordered Google to preserve WiFi data that was accidentally collected by the... e_cellphonecash Google Street View secretly took your ...
Google: $6.3B to NY in '09
Crain's New York Business
Google has also come under fire for collecting personal information through its Street View application. Google's report arrived on the heels of a similar ...

Google Street View - UK

Buy Google Stock, Survey Says
TheStreet.com
Austria has reportedly temporarily banned Google Street View cars as it investigates worries that the company was utilizing the cars to gather private data. ...

Google Street View News

Google Street View secretly took your wi-fi details... and will use the data ...
Prison Planet.com
The move was part of the search engine's controversial Street View project, which drew widespread criticism after it photographed people's houses and ...

Google Streets News

Tammerlin Drummond: Facebook just one Internet threat to privacy
San Jose Mercury News
I typed my Oakland address into Google maps Street View. There was a photograph of my house with my car parked out front. Google insists on the site that ...

Google Street View - UK

Verify Rentals for Summer
Wall Street Journal
Use Google Maps Street View to verify a location. A contract should outline what's included in the rental price, such as utilities, Internet and cable, ...

Google Street View

CBC.ca
Saskatoon woman robbed at ATM
CBC.ca
(Google Streetview) A woman was robbed after using an ATM machine in Saskatoon Saturday morning, police say. The victim was not hurt in the incident at a ...

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Google Streets News

Daily Mail
Google Street View secretly took your wi-fi details... and will use the data ...
Daily Mail
Details of this secret side of the Street View project emerged this month after German regulators demanded details of the data Google was collecting on its ...
Daily Mail
Google Street View: Here comes Big Brother... wearing jeans
Daily Mail
Apparently as soft and pliable as a beanbag, and featuring in our lives mainly as a gateway to pleasure and amusement, Google enters the public relations ...
Google faces new privacy breach charge
Telegraph.co.uk
The data was collected as Google built the picture library for its Street View service using cars and cameras that travelled along streets taking ...

Google Streets News

CBC.ca
Rollover crash kills 1 west of Regina
CBC.ca
(Google Streetview) The driver of a small car that crashed and rolled Friday evening west of Regina died at the scene, RCMP report. ...

Google Street View - UK

Apple TV said to enter the heavens at $99
Register
Just last week, Google announced its own online-TV effort, which Mountain View's Rishi Chandra described as "where TV meets web, and web meets TV. ...

Google Street View - UK

Irish Times
Too much information: what Google and Facebook know about you
Irish Times
... Google again (from Germany, for its Street View cameras taking pictures without people knowing it; and for Street View's collecting information on ...

Google Street View - UK

Google Woes Spread as Oregon Court Demands Wi-Fi Data
BusinessWeek
Google said its Street View cars collected information from wireless networks that weren't password-protected. The company had planned to delete the data, ...

Google Streets News

Google's Street View banned
Investor's Business Daily
Austria temporarily banned the search giant's Street View cars while it probes how they collected private data sent over unsecured Wi-Fi systems. Google ...
Washington lawmaker looking for answers on privacy from Google, Facebook
Los Angeles Times (blog)
Google captured online activities over Wi-Fi networks in more than 30 countries while it was photographing neighborhoods for its StreetView feature. ...

Friday, May 28, 2010

Google Street View - UK

FTC asks Google not to destroy documents about collecting Wi-Fi data
Los Angeles Times
... 33 countries and Hong Kong as it gathered Street View images. By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times The Federal Trade Commission has asked Google Inc. not ...
Week in review: Facebook resets privacy strategy
CNET
And politicians are pressing Google about data collection practices related to its Street View service. Dominating the news, however, was arguably the ...

Google Street View News

Using An Online Map As Part Of Your Criminal Activity Gets You A Longer ...
Techdirt
... kneejerk reaction to services like Google's Street View, and the claims from some that such services could be used to "scout out" crime locations. ...

Google Street View - UK

AFP
Austria bans Google's street view cars over privacy
AFP
VIENNA =97 Austria has placed a temporary ban on Google Street View cars while it probes concerns that the Internet company used the vehicles to collect ...

Google Street View - UK

PRLog.Org (press release)
City History Website with Google Street View
PRLog.Org (press release)
Google Street View allows users to walk the streets of a city from the comfort of their own homes. Street View images are three-dimensional and allow for ...

Google Streets News

Google rebuffs German request for evidence
Computerworld (blog)
Google rebuffed a request from German data protection officials to hand over data it mistakenly collected as part of Street View imagery. ...

Google Streets News

Austria bans Google Street View cars
LiveStreetJournal
Until further notice, the Google Street View cars, hipercartographic service offered photographs of the streets in dozens of cities, can not move or take ...

Google Street View News

Google hands Germany written info, not hard drive
BusinessWeek
Germany's consumer protection minister is urging Google Inc. to hand over full details of personal data it vacuumed up as part of its "Street View" mapping ...

Google Street View News

Google Wi-Fi Snooping Should Serve As Security Wakeup Call
PC World
Peeved government officials in both Europe and the US are pressing Google for more details on how the search company's Street View cars managed to cull ...
Privacy Concerns Hit Facebook, Google
Voice of America
This was done as specially equipped vehicles took pictures for the Google mapping feature called Street View. Google said it never meant to collect people's ...

Google Streets News

Facebook privacy must be watched
Financial Times
Since then, Google has also admitted to gathering private data over wireless networks by mistake as its cars photographed streets for its Street View ...

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Google News Update

Prague Post
Google under investigation for stealing private data
Prague Post
By Gabriella Hold - Staff Writer | Comments (1) | Post comment Google's Street View cameras remain controversial, and the interception of 600 GB of data has ...

Google Streets News

Google Denies Germany, Hong Kong Access to Street View WiFi Data
eWeek
Prosecutors would have to instead prove that Google Street View workers deliberately broke wire-tapping laws. A Google spokesperson told eWEEK May 27 it ...

Google Streets News

Castanet.net
Photo: Google Street View
Castanet.net
Cactus Annies Pub is part of the Merritt Desert Inn on Voght Street. A release issued by Sergeant David Nassichuk says that two men were transported to ...

Google Street View

Google Rejects German Request for Wi-Fi Data
PC World
That code ended up in the software used in Google's Street View cars, which collect images of street scenes for Google's Maps application. ...
Google and privacy: The hard drive that broke the camel's back
Europolitics.info
The Street View/Wi-Fi scandal seems to exemplify the company's approach to privacy, which can, at best, be described as cavalier. In 2008, Google vehicles ...

Google Street View

Google Street View Security Issues
Examiner.com
You may not realize it but a picture of your own home is very likely available on the Internet thanks to the popular Google Street View map program. ...
ICO criticised for stance on Google Wi-Fi scandal
V3.co.uk
Google had claimed that the information was collected by mistake in 2008, when its Street View cars were gathering photographs. ...

Google Street View News

IT PRO
Google misses German deadline for handing over Street View data
IT PRO
A midnight deadline for Google to hand over Wi-Fi data collected by its Street View cars in Germany has come and gone, with the search giant pleading for ...

Google Street View

Google Street View Security Issues
NewsReleaseWire.com (press release)
Then, there is Google Street View. Zoom, rotate and pan through street level photos of cities around the world. I remember the day Google Street View came ...

Google Streets News

Google To Miss German Regulator's WiFi Data Deadline
Wall Street Journal
Google noted it had already met the commissioner request for access to a Street View car. The company also said it had been working hard to address the ...

Google Streets News

Watchdogs Slam Google's 'Street View' WiFi Breach
CBS2 Chicago
We're talking about the camera cars sent out by Google to scan the world's neighborhoods for its "Street View" system. CBS2's Mike Parker reports that the ...

Google Street View News

Facebook CEO announces revamped privacy settings
Washington Post
... to Google chief executive Eric Schmidt demanding answers to a dozen questions about what kinds of information Google collects through Street View and ...

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Google Street View News

CNET (blog)
Google releases add-on to block its own analytics
CNET (blog)
... of evil and I'd call you a lair. by ittesi259 May 26, 2010 12:27 PM PDT People are mad about Google Street View sniffing info off OPEN wifi networks? ...
Google's Spooky New Location History View
socalTech.com
... days after a scandal--and a slew of lawsuits--involving Google's collection of private Wi-Fi data, which it disclosed as part of its Street View program.

Google News Update

Lawmakers want more Google Street View information
Reuters
The lawmakers also want to know if they told people they were collecting data as part of the Street View project. "According to one report, Google gathered ...
Waxman questions Google about Street View privacy issues
Daily Caller
... regarding a fleet of the search firm's cars, which troll streets throughout the country collecting images for Google's Street View maps application.
The Skinny on Google Maps Street View
Practical Ecommerce
In the same way the normal view of Google Maps marks a business with address, contact information and user reviews, Street View labels a business at the ...
No moves to probe Google 'spying'
The Age
The Australian Federal Police said yesterday it was aware of reports of Google's Street View mapping cars intercepting personal data from home internet ...

Google News Update

Waxman Probing Google's Street View Application
Roll Call (subscription)
=93We are interested in the nature of this data collection, the underlying technology your fleet of Street View cars employed, the use of the information ...

Google Street View News

Google touts economic impact of $645M for Utah
Salt Lake Tribune
Google said earlier this month that its vehicles that drive down streets in major cities filming for its Street View feature had unknowingly collected ...
EU Says Search Engines Violate Rules on Personal Data
New York Times
... its Street View photo map archive. Privacy regulators in eight European countries have asked Google to retain the data collected in their territorities, ...

Google Street View - UK

Oz government in filter paranoia meltdown
Register
... Google that Conroy reserved his greatest venom, accusing it of deliberately collecting private wireless data while taking pictures for its Street View ...
Google, Microsoft, Yahoo breach privacy laws, EU Group says
Chicago Daily Herald
The EU officials at a meeting earlier this month also agreed a common position to keep Google from infringing privacy rights as it rolls out its Street View ...

Google Streets News

Google faces German data deadline
BBC News
The search giant's admission came in response to an official German request to audit data gathered by Google's Street View cars. Google's actions are under ...

Google News Update

Brafton
New encryption may impede SEO
Brafton
The announcement came mainly as a response to a recent incident in which Google's Street View car fleet accidentally pulled information from unencrypted ...

Google News Update

'Put your money where your mouth is', Conroy told
Sydney Morning Herald
The Australian Federal Police said this morning it was aware of the reports of Google's Street View cars sucking up personal data from home Wi-Fi networks ...

Google Street View - UK

Conroy must apologise to Google for appalling attack
iTWire
An engineer wrote a piece of code that was mistakenly included alongside other code used in Google's Street View cars. I fail to understand what basis ...
International Business Times
Google comes clean with dubious ad revenue sharing pattern
International Business Times
... collection of private data over unsecured WiFi networks through its Street View application drew privacy complaints. "Google has lost control of its ...
Microsoft's E&D Shakeup: View from the Trenches
Redmond Developer News (blog)
As Google celebrates the 30th anniversary of Pacman with its first interactive logo, announces a new Google TV platform at its Google I/O developers' ...

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Google News Update

CNET
Australia official: Google deliberately took Wi-Fi data
CNET
Google the rest. :) by Paul Isaac May 25, 2010 12:31 PM PDT Wouldn't it be cool if the guy who took that photo of the Google car now appears on Street View ...
Google's Analytics Opt-Out No Privacy Panacea
Mediapost.com
Then there was Google's recent admission that its Street View cars collected payload data from WiFi networks -- an admission that sparked the Electronic ...
Google Sued Over Wi-Fi Sniffing
PC World
Earlier this month, Google disclosed that its Street View cars, which take photos for services like Google Maps, had since 2006 mistakenly collected ...

Google Street View News

Conroy accuses Google of biggest privacy breach
The Australian
"After being caught out by European privacy commissioners, Google has admitted that their Street View cars -- the ones that drive down your street and ...

Google Streets News

Google Hit With Another Class Action Suit Over Stored Wi-Fi Data (GOOG)
San Francisco Chronicle
Another group just filed a class action lawsuit against Google over data from wifi networks Google recorded with its Street View vans, this time on behalf ...

Google Street View

Post Tech: Google touts its economic impact amid increased scrutiny
Washington Post
Google has also attracted privacy complaints in the United States and Europe for scarfing up personal user data on WiFi networks through its Street View ...
Google offers encrypted search option
BCS
The secure search option comes as Google has faced negative publicity throughout Europe after admitting that its Street View cars collected data from ...

Google Street View News

Telegraph.co.uk
Google Street View 'single biggest breach of privacy in history'
Telegraph.co.uk
The Australian communications minister has labelled internet search giant Google "creepy" and said that the company's collection of wireless network data ...

Google Streets News

Google Hands Over Street View Wi-Fi Data
ITProPortal
Google has announced that it has safely retrieved and secured the Wi-Fi data that company said had been "accidentally" captured by its Street View cars. ...
Google halts deletion of Street View Wi-Fi data
Register
Google has stopped deleting the personal data its Street View cars collected from open Wi-Fi networks, following what the company called "some uncertainty" ...

Google Streets News

The Guardian
Today's media stories from the papers
The Guardian
Top stories on MediaGuardian.co.uk Yahoo and Nokia join forces to challenge Google and Apple Outspoken Yahoo boss Carol Bartz tells TechCrunch blogger to ...

Google Street View

CNET
Report: Microsoft to restructure mobile unit
CNET
If I were to buy anything that isn't made designed in Cupertino, it would be Redmond before Mountain View. Google's privacy lapses scare me more than ...

Google Streets News

Australia broadband minister says Google 'creepy'
MarketWatch
... the Digital Economy described Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) as "creepy" and said the company's collection of wireless network data through its Street View ...

Google News Update

Where MBA students hope to land a job: Google tops the list, but Goldman Sachs ...
Los Angeles Times (blog)
Mountain View, Calif.-based Google was picked most often as a preferred employer in the latest annual Universum survey of MBA students at 50 top business ...

Monday, May 24, 2010

Google Street View

Key Dem lawmakers call for rewrite of 1996 Telecom Act
Washington Post (blog)
The Federal Trade Commission enforces consumer protection laws that hold social networking sites and applications such as Google's Street View accountable ...

Google Street View

Google Sued For Vacuuming WiFi Data
InformationWeek
Those suing Google state that they maintain unprotected wireless networks and that they believe Google Street View vehicles on at least one occasion drove ...
FTC Vows to Take 'Very Close Look' at Google Wi-Fi Sniffing
PC Magazine
The Federal Trade Commission has pledged to take a "close look" at Google's recent admission that its Street View cars collected personal information sent ...

Google Street View - UK

How is Google AdSense Revenue Share Calculated?
Search Engine Watch (blog)
Their admission and apology for data collecting via StreetView and their candidness over the closure of the Nexus One webstore are truly great examples of ...
The Tech Herald
Google offers SSL search (beta)
The Tech Herald
While the search giant works to delete the captured data and stop future collection by altering the software used by the Street View cars, they have offered ...

Google Streets News

EPIC wants investigation of Google Street View flap
The Hill (blog)
According to Rotenberg, Google launched Street View in May 2007 using images taken by digital cameras affixed to company vehicles. Google initially defended ...
Stock Watch
Google adds SSL encryption to its search
Stock Watch
It also protects the user data from Google's own Street View cars. The SSL is a security protocol used by banking and e-commerce sites for their users for ...

Google News Update

App Watch: Searching Without Words
Wall Street Journal (blog)
In a test, the app was able to identify brands, two-dimensional artwork and things like buildings from Google Street View. Google Goggles has a big =93wow=94 ...

Google Street View - UK

Google rolls out encrypted Web search option
CNN International
Google announced last week that it would offer encryption for Web search soon, in the wake of the news that vehicles for capturing Google Maps Street View ...

Google Street View

Google Launches Google TV
InteractiveTV Today [itvt]
In addition to allowing users to view "their usual TV channels," Google says, it will enable them to access "a world of Internet and cloud-based information ...

Google Street View

CNET
Google: Come clean on Wi-Fi spying
CNET
Google needs to explain more about how Wi-Fi spying software made its way into Street View cars. This isn't like Facebook exposing the pictures from your ...
Google moves on Street View data
Inquirer
By Edward Berridge MAPPING COMPANY Google has told The INQUIRER that it has frozen the deletion of wireless data collected by its Street View cars. ...
Internet privacy comes to head; Facebook to change tools, Google acused of ...
Washington Post (blog)
Privacy groups and regulators around the world, meanwhile, have blasted Google for collecting personal information through its Street View application. ...

Google Street View News

Watchdog calls for stricter data protection
Swissinfo
The commissioner is already taking Google to court in a dispute over privacy protection in Google's Street View picture map. An interim agreement between ...
World's Most Reputable Companies
Forbes
When privacy issues arise around its business, Google usually responds quickly: Recently the search giant said it would keep its Street View cars from ...

Google Street View News

Google Street View privacy probes widen across Europe
Telegraph-Journal
The Czech Office for Personal Data Protection started looking into potential issues with Google Street View in April. A set of conditions was sent to Google ...

Google Street View

Globe and Mail
Landlords, you can't hide from the Internet
Globe and Mail
When Torontonian Schien Dong created rental listing service TheRentables.com, he integrated snapshots of Google Street View to allow renters the chance to ...

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Google Street View - UK

Google Addresses WiFi Privacy Snafu With Encrypted Search
eWeek
The search engine May 16 admitted that its Street View cars that patrol city streets to record images had unknowingly collected users' payload data from ...

Google Street View

In Hindsight: Google search for TV; plus: Tesla, 'Terminator' and Toyota
San Jose Mercury News
Mountain View Internet juggernaut Google is a giant online, and now it wants to be a big deal on your television, too. At its I/O developers conference in ...

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Google Streets News

Google Street View data collection under close governmental examination
High Tech Lounge
The FTC was asked by representatives Joe Barton and Edward Markey to begin a formal investigation of Google's Street View practices. ...
Countries Launch Investigations Into Google Wifi Collecting
OS News
Most of you are probably familiar with Google Street View. All that photographic material is collected by Street View cars with crazy camera contraptions ...
New York Times
Sure, It's Big. But Is That Bad?
New York Times
This month, it admitted that its camera-equipped cars, which drive around photographing the world's neighborhoods for Street View images within Google Maps, ...

Google Street View - UK

Benefits of Google Encrypted Search
PC World
... including the recent revelation that it has "accidentally" captured and archived intercepted wireless data with its Google Street View cars for years. ...

Google Street View - UK

Google Street View's Wandering WiFi Eye
TechNewsWorld
By Paul Hartsock Google Street View has already taken its share of heat in Europe over privacy issues, but now it seems Street View cars weren't just ...

Google News Update

Google's I/O, Street View get news focus
BusinessWeek
... while it snapped photos for its Street View service sparked a backlash this week that is sure to continue. 2. Google's WebM draws praise, critiques, ...
Apple helps Google get approval for AdMob
New York Post
... Wi-Fi networks while staffers were taking pictures for its popular StreetView service. In addition, Google has struggled to secure a settlement with the ...

Google Street View News

Why Google TV will give rise to real independent tv but chan...
Financial Advisory
The demand is actually there, like Google Street View which is amazing for travelers, television has been far too limited for far too long and lacks real ...

Google News Update

ABC Online
Destroyed: the Isle of Wight Hotel in Cowes (Google Streetview, file photo)
ABC Online
The main street of Cowes will remain closed for some time as the area is cleaned up and the cause of the fire is investigated.
The Major-Step-in-Life Apartment
New York Times
Navigating via Google Street View, Miss Mason zeroed in on the only place that seemed cottagelike. =93I was totally obsessive,=94 she said. ...

Google Streets News

10 Things We Learned This Week
San Francisco Chronicle
Google has privacy problems of its own. The company is facing a class action lawsuit over the private wifi data recorded by its Street View vans. ...

Friday, May 21, 2010

Google Street View

Best reaction to an oncoming Google Street View car ever
Autoblog (blog)
by Zach Bowman (RSS feed) on May 21st 2010 at 4:59PM There's no denying that Google StreetView has made our lives easier. There's always a difference ...
What is Google TV?
Helium
... Picasa photos, Twitter, and their favorite Google applications such as Googel Live, Google Maps, Google Street View, and no doubt eventually much more. ...
Investors Take Heart, Google Has Good Roads for Growth
DailyFinance
... it claims -- private information from WiFi networks tracked by vehicles scanning neighborhoods for its Street View map service. ...

Google Street View

Google's I/O, Street View Get News Focus
PC World
... captured data from unprotected hotspots while it snapped photos for its Street View service sparked a backlash this week that is sure to continue. 4. ...
Google turns on SSL encryption for search
Register
Google promised https for search in a blog post last week, when it announced that its Street View had "mistakenly" captured payload data from open Wi-Fi ...

Google Streets News

World Tech Update: Google and Facebook's Problems, Intel's Chips, and More...
PC World
... The European Commission fines DRAM makers, Google is in trouble for collecting WiFi data with StreetView cars, Facebook squashes a bug that hackers ...

Google Street View News

Google Faces More European Investigations Into Street View
eWeek
Reding also suggested that the processing of personal data by Google Street View apparently falls under the umbrella of the EU's Data Protection Directive ...

Google Streets News

Why Your Business Should Not Abandon Facebook
PC World
... been intercepting and archiving wireless network communications around the world with its Google Street View cars, but Facebook isn't off the hook. ...

Google Streets News

BEFORE THE BELL:US Stock Futures Down As Economic Worries Persist
Wall Street Journal
Red Robin also forecast fiscal-year results below the Street's view. Aeropostale Inc.'s (ARO) fiscal first-quarter earnings jumped 43% as the teen ...

Google Street View

Privacy concerns rise as social networking booms
Daily Bruin
Within the last four months, the profusion of news, ranging from Facebook's new privacy policies to the collection of Wi-Fi data by Google's Street View ...
Inman.com
10 free real estate apps for Android smartphones
Inman.com
... value estimates from Cyberhomes.com, Eppraisal.com, and Zillow.com; use Google Maps and Google Street View to get up close and personal with listings. ...

Google Street View News

Does Google Have Wi-Fi Data from Your Company?
PC World
Without encryption turned on, your data can be intercepted by unauthorized users (or Google Street View cars). That same convenience that allows you to ...
Google Hit With Class-action Lawsuit Over Wi-Fi Snooping
PC World
"When Google created its data collection systems on its GSV [Google Street View] vehicles, it included wireless packet sniffers that, in addition to ...
Dear Google: Harm or Not, You Fouled up on Privacy
BusinessWeek
By Mathew Ingram The controversy over Google's (GOOG) collection of personal data via its Street View photo-taking program continues to grow, ...
Boston Globe
TV viewers can soon surf the Web
Boston Globe
... France, Italy, and the Czech Republic joined Germany in investigating how the company collected information in its Street View mapping service.