UK reopens probe into Google's Street View data capture

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  1. Daveski17

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    Google is back under investigation after gathering personal data while cameras on its cars took pictures for its UK Street View service.

    One UK-based privacy campaign group welcomed the latest development.

    "The investigation must now be pursued with the vigour sadly lacking in 2010, and every effort made to ensure that Google answers the extremely important questions that it has so far avoided," said Nick Pickles, director of Big Brother Watch.

    "Breaching the Data Protection Act is a criminal offence and the law should be applied to Google in the same way as any other company or individual."


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    Yeah guilty Google employees, I hope you like eating porridge.
     
  2. TheWindBringeth

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    Why feed them?
     
  3. Daveski17

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    'Porridge' is slang for prison in the UK. ;)
     
  4. TheWindBringeth

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    I thought it was a reference to prison (food).
     
  5. Daveski17

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    Yeah, I think that's all they had to eat back in the Victorian era.
     
  6. RJK3

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    Well Google said that they didn't even want or look at the private data.

    I believe that should be satisfactory for all interested parties.

    Of course there remains the question of why they went to all that effort of capturing it. Hmm...
     
  7. tuatara

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    It's their main business!

    Sure, it was just by mistake they spend three years collecting personal data from the world's open WiFi networkso_O
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/05/18/google_street_view_wifi_analysis

    They didn't ask you for permission to make pictures of your house now did they?

    Google stores more personal data then any other in the world.
    Surfing the Internet without Google knowing what you have surfed has become impossible.

    And Google will get no problems with the UK justice or government because they need this data as well.
     
  8. RJK3

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    I was being facetious ;) Perhaps my post didn't convey the tone properly.

    It was already creepy enough that they use Android phones to map wireless networks, so they can match the MAC address of a router to a location.
     
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