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2010-11-20 06:34:55

The British information commissioner said Friday that Google has agreed to delete private emails and passwords that it picked up while its Street View cars took images of Britain's streets. Google also agreed to improve the way it trains staff on data protection issues as its cars gather information for its free online mapping service. "I welcome the fact that the Wi-Fi payload data that should never have been collected in the first place can, at last, be deleted," Information Commissioner...

2010-11-19 00:00:43

Purple Trout, LLC, a search engine optimization consulting firm, has partnered with Local Splash to help business owners improve their map search engine rankings. This would include better positions in Google Places and other online mapping websites. Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) November 18, 2010 Purple Trout, LLC has partnered with Local Splash, a local map optimization firm, to help businesses improve their map search engine rankings. Internet mapping tools have increasingly become a vital...

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2010-11-11 12:00:00

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is investigating Google Inc.'s "Street View" service to see if the company's collection of data violated federal laws. Google is facing multiple investigations in many countries because of the data collected by its cars photographing streets around the world.  Google said last month that it was "mortified" to learn its Wi-Fi equipped Street View cars mistakenly collected entire emails and passwords. "In light of their public disclosure,...

2010-11-04 09:17:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Edward Enterprises LLC is a technology company focusing on mobile devices and web software development for general public's use. Today we are announcing our first iPhone/iPod touch application called DashCam. We are very excited about creating and bringing this application to the public at a fraction of the cost of expensive devices that are available on the market now. DashCam is meant to serve as a "black box" for recording...

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2010-11-03 13:45:00

UK's information commissioner says that Google must promise to ensure data protection breaches are not repeated The UK information commissioner, Christopher Graham, said this week that Google committed a "significant breach" of the Data Protection Act when its Street View application collected personal data from Internet users. Graham said the company must sign an "undertaking to ensure data protection breaches do not happen again or it will face further enforcement action," according to The...

2010-10-30 00:00:45

Google rolled out radical changes to the popular Google Maps program late Wednesday afternoon. ListedFirst.com has taken equally radical steps to ensure client listing viability within the new program. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) October 28, 2010 Google rolled out radical changes to the popular Google Maps program late Wednesday afternoon. ListedFirst.com has taken equally radical steps to ensure client listing viability within the new program. As of October 27th, Google has completely...

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2010-10-28 05:00:00

Google Inc, working to promote and improve its new Google TV service, is giving away ten thousand of the devices to developers, the company said Wednesday. The Internet search giant gave away 3,000 devices at a developers conference held this week by Adobe in Los Angeles, said Amanda Surya of Google TV's developer relations team. "We are focusing our efforts on empowering the developers of the world to make Google TV an even better experience, through websites that have been built with the...

2010-10-27 14:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Trade Commission's two-page letter ending its probe of the Google Wi-Spy scandal is premature and wrong, Consumer Watchdog said today, and leaves the American public with no official full account of the Internet giant's repeated invasions of consumer privacy. The FTC's failure to act makes it even more important for Congress to hold hearings on Google's Wi-Spying, in which the company's Street View cars gathered...

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2010-10-27 06:27:47

A Google senior executive said Tuesday that the Internet search company is "building stronger controls" to safeguard privacy after it admitted to accidentally collecting personal data around the world with its Google Street View program. Peter Fleischer, Google's global privacy counsel, told reporters at an Internet security meeting he was "puzzled" that users had not utilized privacy controls made available on the site months ago, and Google was now trying to improve them. Fleischer said...

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2010-10-26 09:26:14

The controversy surrounding Google's Street View mapping program continued on Monday, as privacy officials in Italy announced that they would enforce restrictions on the service. "There has been strong alarm and also hostility in a lot of European countries against Google taking photos. We have received protests even from local administrations," Privacy Authority President Francesco Pizzetti told Italian newspaper La Stampa, according to Reuters. In response to those privacy concerns, Pizetti...