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2010-09-20 09:15:00

As officials from the German government met on Monday to discuss privacy issues centering around Google's Street View service, weekly news magazine Der Spiegel reported that "several hundred thousand people" have told the California-based technology corporation that they do not want their homes and businesses featured on the mapping service. "Der Spiegel cited sources close to Google, which in August said it expected tens of thousands of tenants and owners to respond to its offer, unique to...

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2010-09-15 07:51:28

Google Inc has been barred from collecting new images in the Czech Republic to update its Street View feature, a spokesperson said Tuesday, becoming the latest setback in the search giant's mapping service. Google has sent its Street View cars around the world capturing images to be used with the search company's maps to give panoramic views of streets, but the service is facing sharp scrutiny from a number of US states and several other countries. The Czech Office for Personal Data...

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...


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