Google releases FCC report on Street View probe

Google has re­leased the full re­port of the Fed­er­al Com­mu­nic­a­tions Com­mis­sion’s in­vest­ig­a­tion in­to the data it col­lec­ted and stored from mil­lions of un­know­ing house­holds across the na­tion while op­er­at­ing spe­cially equipped cars for its Street View ser­vice. The search gi­ant re­leased the re­port, which had had heav­ily re­dac­ted pas­sages, after wrangling with the FCC over which de­tails could be pub­licly re­vealed. The re­port now blacks out only the names of in­di­vidu­als. It re­veals new de­tails and raises new ques­tions about how Google cap­tured per­son­al in­form­a­tion from un­pro­tec­ted wire­less net­works over a two-year peri­od.

Published: April 28, 2012
Sources: Google

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