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Google finally admits that its Street View cars DID take emails and passwords from computers

Posted By admin On October 25, 2010 @ 3:23 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Vanessa Allen
UK Daily Mail
Oct 25, 2010

Google was accused of spying on households yesterday after it admitted secretly copying passwords and private emails from home computers.

The internet search giant was forced to confess it had downloaded personal data during its controversial Street View project, when it photographed virtually every street in Britain.

In an astonishing invasion of privacy, it admitted entire emails, web pages and even passwords were ‘mistakenly collected’ by antennae on its high-tech Street View cars.

Privacy campaigners accused the company of spying and branded its behaviour ‘absolutely scandalous’.

The Information Commissioner’s Office said it would launch a new investigation. Scotland Yard is already considering whether the company has broken the law.

Google executive Alan Eustace issued a grovelling apology and said the company was ‘mortified’, adding: ‘We’re acutely aware that we failed badly.’

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[4] Google spied on British emails and computer passwords: http://www.prisonplanet.com/google-spied-on-british-emails-and-computer-passwords.html

[5] Google’s Wi-Fi snoop nabbed passwords and emails: http://www.prisonplanet.com/googles-wi-fi-snoop-nabbed-passwords-and-emails.html

[6] Google Street View ‘broke Australian privacy laws by collecting personal data through WiFi’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/google-street-view-broke-australian-privacy-laws-by-collecting-personal-data-through-wifi.html

[7] Google’s Street View dealt blow by Czech privacy concerns: http://www.prisonplanet.com/googles-street-view-dealt-blow-by-czech-privacy-concerns.html

[8] Google fined by FCC over Street View: http://www.prisonplanet.com/google-fined-by-fcc-over-street-view.html

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