Posts Tagged ‘Google Street View’

Google Shuffle – Why Schmidt Had to be Pushed from the Top

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Interesting analysis … I’m not sure if I agree or not.

After slipups with search, Street View and Android, it’s clear that Google needs tighter control at the top – and Eric Schmidt is not the man for the job


Google Street View Broke South Korea Privacy Law

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Sounds like South Korea has much tougher privacy laws than we do …

Police official says Google breached laws after it admitted collecting emails and personal data

Google broke South Korean privacy law when its Street View cars collected emails and other personal information from the country’s homes and businesses, the country’s police authority said today.


Google to Delete Street View Data Gathered in the UK

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Apparently, they do things differently in the UK …

Technology giant signs commitment to improve its data handling after illegally capturing personal details from Wi-Fi networks

Google is to delete the sensitive information – including full emails and passwords – it illegally captured from Wi-Fi networks when its Street View cars mapped the UK’s towns and cities.


Google Committed ‘Significant Breach’ Over Street View

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

When it comes to protecting the privacy of their citizens, apparently Great Britain takes a much more aggressive approach than we do here in the US …

Information commissioner says search engine giant must sign an undertaking to ensure data protection breaches are not repeated

Google committed a “significant breach” of the Data Protection Act when its Street View cars collected personal data including full emails and passwords from unsuspecting internet users, the UK information commissioner confirmed today.


Google Street View Broke Canadian law

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

For something as simple as Street View, it’s amazing how it’s run afoul of local laws in so many different countries …

Commissioner says Google committed ‘serious violation’ of privacy laws

Google violated the privacy of thousands of Canadians when it inadvertently collected personal information about them with its Street View mapping cars, the country’s privacy commissioner has ruled.


Google Defends German Street View

Friday, October 15th, 2010

It’s interesting how European countries seem much more concerned about privacy than we do in the United States …

Concerns over panoramic mapping service are largely based on ‘misinformation’ claims spokeswoman for search engine giant

Google has defended the rollout of its Street View mapping service in Germany, where it is the subject of a nationwide debate about online privacy, ahead of a Friday deadline for people wanting to opt out of being pictured on the site.


Google Street View – No More Privacy for Penguins as Antarctica Gets Mapped

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

When I read this story, I keep picturing those little Google vans with the cameras on top, driving through the snow covered wastelands of Antarctica …

Google maps final corner of the planet as it launches Street View for Antarctica, Brazil and Ireland

Gallery: Google Street View around the world

A big bone of contention in many countries, Google’s Street View mapping service today goes live in Brazil, Ireland and Antarctica, meaning Street View now has a presence in all seven continents.