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Consumer Watchdog critical to Google usage of personal info!
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Aitch


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PostPosted: Fri 04 Nov 2011, 20:01    Post subject:  

More google personal data trouble brewing

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=579915#579915

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PostPosted: Tue 15 Nov 2011, 17:18    Post subject:  

This activity of google map car collecting Wifi was much worse than
what I ever thought. They are really at it. Still. Despite all criticism.

http://www.ubergizmo.com/2011/11/google-wi-fi-mapping/

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Google lets you opt out of Wi-Fi mapping
By Edwin Kee on 11/15/2011 05:44 PST


Quote:

Whenever you see a Google Street View car
snap photos of the street around, it will also rely on
a laser radar in order to obtain the shapes of buildings
correctly in Google Earth, while searching the airwaves
for a couple of key ID numbers on the Wi-Fi networks at
each property – namely, the router’s Media Access Control (MAC)
address and the Service Set Identifier (SSID).

Those who were relaxed in securing their Wi-Fi networks
also ended up with Google picking personal data in the process.


This is extreme. How can this be legal to collect all that personal info?

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