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 …

Blippy User’s Credit Card Number Found in Google Again [WARNING]

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We posted news yesterday that Blippy, the site for sharing your credit card transactions with friends, had inadvertently made full credit card numbers of some users visible in Google searches. Blippy responded that the situation was “a lot less bad than it looks”, since only 127 transactions and 4 credit cards were affected. (We’d argue that’s still a major issue …