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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...

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....

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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...

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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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2010-06-28 12:55:00

The Earth floats delicately in space, sunlight illuminating the fluid mottling of white clouds suspended over its surface. The scene, the leading sequence in a recent NASA video about ship pollution and clouds, shows our planet from a perspective only a satellite or spacecraft could provide. However, no camera captured that image of the Earth. The reason? It's not one image. Instead, the single cloud-scattered globe is a mosaic of 298 smaller images of close-up areas of our planet...

2010-06-07 09:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- At Tech Ed North America 2010, EveryScape, creator of visual guides for local search, announced the availability of an application that provides a new way to experience Boston restaurants using Microsoft Corp.'s Bing Maps. The EveryScape Eats! application was developed using the Bing Map App SDK, which combines the power of Microsoft Silverlight and Bing Maps to create an immersive mapping experience. The EveryScape Eats! map app is being launched...

2010-06-07 11:00:00

NEW YORK, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The BestParking.com parking finder application allows users to access nearby parking facilities on Bing Maps. BestParking.com is a free parking search engine that steers drivers toward the cheapest and most convenient parking facilities in 16 cities and 66 airports. Addresses, phone numbers, photos, rates, and other attributes are provided for all facilities, and some of the nation's largest parking operators also offer exclusive discounts and...

2010-06-02 09:09:00

WASHINGTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Google has been using its dominant position in online search to muscle its way into other Internet businesses, ultimately limiting consumer choice, Consumer Watchdog said today in a report written for its new Inside Google Website. The nonprofit, nonpartisan consumer group is sending the report to U.S. and European antitrust regulators. The Inside Google study found that since adopting "Universal Search," which favors Google's properties with...

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2010-05-28 13:30:00

A federal judge has ordered Google to turn over its copies of U.S. private wireless data it captured while taking photos from a vehicle during its "Street View" mapping service. The encrypted data will be held under seal and kept as a backup if any of it is determined to be legally admissible evidence in a class action case filed against Google in federal court in the state of Oregon. Google is facing several suits throughout the U.S. by states that are demanding millions of dollars in...

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2010-05-17 10:10:00

Google has admitted that it collected personal data sent over unsecured WiFi signals as it gathered information using its controversial "Street View" mapping service over the last few years. The Internet giant previously said it was only collecting WiFi network names and addresses with the Street View cars that have been cruising cities around the world taking photographs for the service. "It's now clear that we have been mistakenly collecting samples of payload data from open (ie...