Oct 24, 2010
Computer passwords and entire emails from households across Britain have been copied by Google, the internet search giant, in a major privacy breach.
The company has admitted it downloaded personal data from wireless networks when its fleet of vehicles drove down residential roads taking photographs for its controversial Street View project.
Millions of internet users have potentially been affected.
One privacy campaigner described the intrusion as “absolutely scandalous” and called on Google to launch a full inquiry into the affair.