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2010-09-13 08:30:00

RICHMOND, VA., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Third Circuit Court of Appeals' inability to make a clear-cut decision in a privacy case involving the location data of telecommunications customers points to the murkiness of the emerging privacy, liability and national-security concerns linked to geo-location devices and applications, said LeClairRyan's Kevin D. Pomfret, an attorney whose practice focuses on the rapidly developing fields of spatial law and technology. "Forward-looking...

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2010-08-10 10:40:38

The Seoul-based South Korean headquarters of Google were raided by police this morning as part of an investigation into whether or not the company violated data protection or privacy laws by collecting unauthorized user data through their Street View cars. According to BBC News reports, 19 Korean National Police Agency (KNPA) agents "raided the office, seizing hard drives and related documents"¦ Authorities said they plan to summon Google officials for investigation once analysis on...

2010-08-09 13:31:00

Is Internet Giant's Technology Being Used to Spy On Americans? WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The FBI and DEA are now making extensive use of Google Earth, according to federal spending records. Consumer Watchdog is filing Freedom of Information Act requests with the agencies today to determine how the Internet giant's digital mapping technology is being used for domestic surveillance, including whether it is used for racial profiling or other abuses of civil liberties....

2010-07-22 10:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America today unveils some big changes to the award-winning Red(TM) entertainment platform, which will allow travelers access to a host of new amenities, including next generation, enhanced terrain view Google Maps, an open tab service for the airline's one-of-a-kind on-demand menu and the first ever seatback in-flight digital shopping platform. As of today, travelers on Virgin America will be able to browse hundreds of products and place...

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2010-07-22 10:00:00

A coalition of 37 state attorney generals, led by Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, is pressuring officials at Google to release the names of engineers responsible for code that obtained personal information through unsecured wi-fi networks, according to recent media reports. At issue is Google's use of "Street View" cars, which have been touring various locations spanning the globe in order to take pictures and confirm locations for the Mountain View, California company's...

2010-07-19 14:33:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citing new information about Google's classified government contracts and the Internet giant's admitted Wi-Spying activity, Consumer Watchdog today said it is more imperative than ever for the Energy and Commerce Committee to conduct hearings into possible privacy violations by Google. In a letter to Committee Chairman Henry Waxman and Ranking Member Joe Barton, the nonpartisan, nonprofit public interest group's John M. Simpson...

2010-07-12 08:07:00

MILAN, July 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Rolled Out Today is Viamente Route Planner 2.0, the Latest Version of the Web-Based Routing and Scheduling Optimization Software, Now With Unlimited Optimization and With the Option to Save Route Plans Online. Every day, Fleet and Team Managers face the complex challenge of planning the routes for their vehicles and professionals with multiple goals: maximizing the number of serviced locations, minimizing resource consumption (number of...

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2010-07-10 07:48:23

After much controversy surrounding the collection of private information by Internet search giant Google, the company announced it will return its "Street View" cars back to the road next week, but all wireless scanning equipment has been removed. Google's vice president of engineering, Brian McClendon stated in a blog post that the camera-equipped cars will begin operating again in four countries next week and in others later. "Having spoken to the relevant regulators, we have decided to...

2010-07-08 11:22:00

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Google's WiSpy snooping could have sucked up and recorded communications from members of Congress, some of whom are involved in national security issues, an investigation by Consumer Watchdog's InsideGoogle.com has found. Rep. Jane Harman, D-CA, chair of the Intelligence Subcommittee of the Homeland Security Committee and former member of the Intelligence Committee has at least one wireless network in her Washington, D.C., home that could...

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2010-06-22 05:36:22

Connecticut is at the head of a multi-state investigation into whether Google broke the law when it collected personal data off wireless networks around the globe, which the Internet search company says it did so inadvertently. Conn. Attorney General Richard Blumenthal told Reuters on Monday that more than 30 states were on hand during a recent conference call on the issue. He said that consumers have a right to know what type of data had been collected, and whether procedures needed to be...


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