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FCC: Google staff knew of Street View data breach

Posted By admin On April 30, 2012 @ 8:49 am In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled

Josh Halliday
London Guardian [1]
Monday, April 30, 2012

The Google engineer behind the collection of wireless data by Street View cars told at least two colleagues – including a senior manager – about the controversial plans before it was released, a US regulator has found.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said in a report that the Google engineer told colleagues in 2007 that his Street View programme could collect private information including emails and text messages.

In a report published by Google on Sunday [2], the FCC said that five engineers were involved in implementing the Street View code but did not realise it could collect so-called payload data.

The engineer specifically told two colleagues, including a senior manager, that it was designed to collect this information in 2007 and again in 2008.

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[1] London Guardian: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/04/30/fcc-google-staff-knew-of-street-view-data-breach/

[2] a report published by Google on Sunday: http://www.scribd.com/fullscreen/91652398

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