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Canada says Google Wi-Fi sniffing collected personal data

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
3 years ago9,434 views

pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2371 ...

<< Canada's privacy commissioner said Tuesday that Google's recent Wi-Fi sniffing was a serious violation of Canadians' privacy rights and included the collection of personally identifiable information.

Jennifer Stoddart gave the search engine giant until February to implement a series of privacy safeguards; if it complies, she said she will consider the matter closed.

"Our investigation shows that Google did capture personal information – and, in some cases, highly sensitive personal information such as complete e-mails," Stoddart said in a statement.
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priv.gc.ca/media/nr-c/2010/nr- ...

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

3 years ago #

yes google collected data but that is an old topic.

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

3 years ago #

But this article is sharing details what type of data Google collected.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

3 years ago #

Considering all data Google gathered in Canada,
Considering the tiny part of them which are e-mails,
Considering the tiny-tiny part of them which are complete e-mails,
I can say that there is a very high chance that e-mails collected were spams.

Then, who cares?

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

3 years ago #

[put at-character here]TOMHTML: It *really* doesn't matter is some of these emails were spam. And Canada was not the only country suffering of this threat.

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

3 years ago #

theregister.co.uk/2010/10/25/i ...

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