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Google gets a wrist slap for invading people’s privacy

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Google will pay a $7 million fine, aka peanuts, to 37 states and the District of Columbia to settle claims that it improperly collected data from unsecured wireless networks as its employees drove around neighborhoods in those “Street View” camera vehicles (such as the one pictured). What kind of data? Oh, things like people’s emails and passwords. It’s the same shenanigans Google pulled earlier in Europe. NPR


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