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July 27, 2011 / David Bleeker

Google Collected Sensitive WiFi Data Extensively, Agency Says

The problems for Google’s Street View service do not seem to be ending as the French data security agency has concluded that the tech giant collected WiFi location data extensively, following an investigation.

According to tech website CNET, the French data protection authority, Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), has confirmed that the California-based Google Inc indulged in the extensive practice of collecting personal data and locations from unsecured wireless connections. The agency has accused the search giant of making the sensitive data available online a few days back. [read more]


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