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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...

2012-04-14 23:03:07

Live Maps - Identify and Prioritize IT Problems Based on Business Impact. (PRWEB) April 13, 2012 Savision, the market leader in solutions for Microsoft's System Center, has enhanced their Live Maps product to be fully integrated with Microsoft Service Manager and Bing Maps. “These enhancements are designed to make sure that companies identify and prioritize IT problems as quickly as possible,” Stefanie Richheimer, CEO of Savision said. “You'll understand which problems...

Google's "Project Glass" – Augmented Reality For Your Face
2012-04-05 10:00:37

Brett Smith for Redorbit.com Just as you were starting to get used to seeing people on the street talking to someone who isn´t there and not thinking they´re crazy-- Google unveils Project Glass. If Google´s augmented-reality eyewear makes its way onto the heads of everyday folk, we might be seeing people react to things on the street that aren´t there. This week, Google posted a video and images on their Google+ site that shows a how lens-less set of frames fitted...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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