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2012-05-30 02:29:55

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Google's driverless cars should not be allowed on U.S. highways unless adequate privacy protections for users of the new technology are implemented, Consumer Watchdog said today. The nonpartisan, nonprofit group urged the California Assembly to defeat a bill, SB 1289, that would allow Google's driverless cars on California's roads unless the legislation is amended to provide adequate privacy protection for users of the...

2012-05-29 23:00:43

Study Breaks, one of the leading college media entertainment companies, offers businesses a step-by-step guide for how to get on Google Places and get found online. Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 29, 2012 Google populates listings from sources such as Yellow Pages, Superpages etc. Most of the time these places are unverified, and for one order to edit their business information, they must claim it first. If an owner hasn´t claimed their business on Google Places yet, they should do so today...

Microsoft Halts StreetSide Service In Germany Following User Concerns
2012-05-24 12:10:40

More than a year after Google Street View was scrapped in Germany due to privacy concerns and a potential lawsuit, Microsoft has opted to halt its StreetSide service in the European country following similar stiff opposition. Microsoft received a flood of criticism from German users who were given a comment period by a local data protection agency last year. Enough people complained about blurring directly to the software giant that it forced a rapid withdrawal of its services there....

2012-05-22 02:27:19

AUSTIN, Texas, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MapMyFITNESS, a health and fitness technology company powering the Internet's largest and fastest growing community of fitness enthusiasts, today announced the launch of a completely rebuilt platform with several new features for its portfolio of online fitness websites, including an innovative feature called Courses, advanced integration of Google Maps API for Business, and a fresh look and feel. Courses will span five primary categories of...

Apple To Create New Maps Application, May Drop Google
2012-05-11 11:43:06

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Welcome friends, to the season of iPhone rumors. Every year, as the launch of the new iPhone gets closer and closer, the rumors begin come on like a flood. The actual phone itself isn´t expected to be released until this fall, possible September or October. The new operating system, (iOS 6) on the other hand, will more than likely be displayed next month at Apple´s WWDC, giving developers plenty of time to get their apps ready for all the new...

Google Street View Inquiries To Be Reopened In Europe
2012-05-03 09:37:03

The heat over Google´s Street View service may be turned down in the US, but European privacy regulators are considering reopening inquiries into the company´s wifi sniffing and private data collection. The story that this was the error of a single programmer isn´t sitting well with European officials, reports Kevin J. Obrien of the New York Times. Jacob Kohnstamm, a Dutch regulator who is the chairman of the top European privacy panel feels Google mislead regulators in the...

Google Cube, A Game For Non-Gamers
2012-04-30 08:54:02

Review by John Neumann for RedOrbit.com Are you one of the dozens of people around the globe aching to drive a tiny ball through digital neighborhoods and learn the wonders of Google´s mapping program? Yea, neither am I. However, if such an idea pushes your pleasure centers, roll on over to Google Cube and knock yourself out. You'll need Google Chrome to play, however. Google Cube places players on a giant, six-panel cube that spins when generating each of eight new levels. Players...

Google Employees Knew Of Street View Data Collection Code
2012-04-30 04:15:21

Documents obtained by Reuters and the Los Angeles Times have brought to light new details regarding Google Street View and the Federal Communications Commission´s (FCC) investigation into the service. According to Times reporter Jessica Guynn, an unredacted version of the government report into allegations regarding the collection of personal information by Street View personnel revealed that the engineer who created the software code responsible for the collection of said data did...

Google Versus The Feds: The Dirty Follow-up
2012-04-28 03:48:48

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com When two people fight, the initial altercation usually isn´t the worst part; It´s the following weeks, months or even years of terse words, stared daggers and awkward moments-in-passing. Now that the FCC and Google have had their run-ins in court, the most gruesome and gossip-worthy moments in FCC v Google may be just ahead as each side lob verbal bombs and meager fines at one another. Like many of Google´s products, regardless if they...

Google Has To Answer More Uncomfortable Questions
2012-04-18 04:31:06

On its surface, the idea of Google Street View seemed like a good one. Users could see their directions rather than read them from a list. However, the methods used to capture this data are inciting questions once more from privacy watchdogs and federal agencies, questions Google isn´t too keen on answering. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has censured Google for obstructing an inquiry into the Street View project. As the specially equipped and Google-branded cars drove...