The $7 million deal announced today ending a multi-state investigation of the Google Wi-Spy scandal does virtually nothing to thwart the Internet giant’s repeated privacy violations, Consumer Watchdog said. The public interest group said Google should pay an amount that would affect its profits.
|By: Consumer Watchdog Tuesday March 12, 2013 5:30 pm|
|By: Consumer Watchdog Saturday March 9, 2013 11:30 am|
Reports were circulating in the tech press Friday that serial privacy violator Google is about to cut a deal with state attorneys general to close their investigation of the Wi-Spy scandal.
Remember what happened? Google sent specially equipped cars to travel the highways and byways of the world snapping photos of everything they passed. What Google did not say was that they were also sniffing out Wi-Fi networks and sucking up private data on those networks.
They got passwords, account numbers and email messages, including in France a couple trying to arrange an extramarital affair.