Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday April 22, 2013

Google Fined $189K For Street View Wi-Fi Data Collection

Google was only fined $189,000 for unauthorized Wi-Fi data collection? What kind of fine is that? $189 million is petty cash for Google. Hell, I think Google made $189K in the time it took me to make this news post. eek!

Google has long had its Street View cars collect mapping data by triangulating Wi-Fi hot spots. But the equipment was also capturing and storing real data: e-mails, passwords, and basically anything sent over an unsecured wireless access point.