Schmidt: Competitors Spreading Misinformation

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As reported, Google CEO Eric Schmidt is turning over his CEO role to co-founder Larry Page, in favor of an Executive Chairman role.  We sat in on a call with those two and co-founder Sergey Brin, who talked a little bit about the management strategy.  During the Q&A session, Schmidt talked for a minute about the government scrutiny Google has …

Google Gets OK To Delete UK Street View WiFi Data

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At least in the UK, Google may finally be able to put its recent Street View privacy gaffe behind it.  The company’s signed a commitment to improve its handling of data, and as a result, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office has given Google permission to delete the sensitive information it collected by accident. The last time we heard from the …

FTC Ends Google Street View WiFi Inquiry

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At least where one controversy and a single group of U.S. regulators is concerned, Google is off the hook.  Today, the Federal Trade Commission weighed in on the company’s collection of sensitive data sent over WiFi networks, and the organization announced that it would drop its inquiry. David Vladeck, head of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, conveyed this fact …