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Peter S. Vogel: Oops - Google Found Street View Wifi Data
Posted on 13 Aug 2012 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel Google confessed to U.K. officials that Google still has Street View unprotected wifi data collected before 2010 in spite claims that such data had been destroyed. On July 27, 2012 Peter Fleischer (Google's global privacy counsel... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: Google Did Not Violate U.S. Law When Collecting Wifi Data
Posted on 11 May 2012 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel Google was fined $25,000 for not cooperating with an investigation regarding Google's collection of unencrypted wifi data when taking Street View pictures from 2006-10, but the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reported... Read More

Google Woes in the EU
Posted on 22 Mar 2010 by Peter S. Vogel

Google Woes in the EU Include Conviction for Executives Over Video Posting The recent conviction of 3 Google executives in Italy for a video posted on Google which showed the bullying of a disable teenager captured many headlines. No question that... Read More

Google Street View Cars Collect WiFi Network Data
Posted on 20 May 2010 by Peter S. Vogel

To the surprise of many Google confirmed that since 2006 its Street View Cars captured WiFi network information in addition to Street View Photos. Google uses this WiFi network information to improve location-based services like search and maps. Specifically... Read More