Tue Jun 12, 2012, 04:35 PM
steve2470 (15,071 posts)
Google faces new investigation over privacy claims
Source: UK Telegraph
Google agreed to delete all the information that had been collected in November 2010, telling the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) that the data had been gathered as a result of a simple mistake.
But the ICO has now reopened its investigation following a report by a US watchdog which found emails, passwords and other information had been collected from millions of unknowing internet users through software deliberately written by an engineer.
Some analysts have claimed that entire emails and passwords could have been collected, although Google has never been accused of using the data for commercial purposes.
Steve Eckersley, the ICO’s head of enforcement, wrote to Alan Eustace, Google’s senior vice president, yesterday, telling him the ICO’s investigation has been reopened and asking for further information.
Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/9327761/Google-faces-new-investigation-over-privacy-claims.html
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Tue Jun 12, 2012, 04:47 PM
dipsydoodle (33,146 posts)
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I think they've deleted all of the 2010 street photo info too and reverted to prior files for now. I mentioned elsewhere yesterday that if I search my own address now it shows a car I got rid of nearly 3 years ago.