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Wi-Fi company sues Google over privacy

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, May 26, 2010
4 years ago1,306 views

Source:

bostonherald.com/business/gene ...

Quoting:

"A Wi-Fi provider for Boston and Brookline is suing Google Inc., claiming the Internet search engine’s street-mapping team captured and stored information from its Wi-Fi users in violation of federal and state privacy laws.

The proposed class-action lawsuit by Newton-based Galaxy Internet Services seeks damages of $10 million on behalf of itself and its customers.
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Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

Related:

Google refuses to give that wi-fi data:
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology ...

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

Quoting:

"The internet giant has admitted to gathering data sent over unencrypted wi-fi connections while setting up its Street View service.

Under German law it is obliged to surrender this data to the Information Commissioner.

Officials say Google missed a midnight deadline on May 27 [last Thursday] to comply.
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Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

Compromise offer now:

m.ft.com/cms/s/0/82f3d320-6d15 ...

(posted with mobile device)

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

The situation is changing all the time:

blogoscoped.com/forum/171536.h ...

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