CT AG Hits Google With Civil Investigative Demand

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The tension over Google’s collection of sensitive WiFi data has risen again.  Today, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal issued a civil investigative demand requiring that Google share the information gathered by its Street View cars. Blumenthal defined the demand as being the equivalent of a subpoena, meaning Google should have little choice but to comply.  It’s supposed to do so …

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 …

5 Must-See Google Easter Eggs

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There’s no doubt Google has a sense of humor — its excellent April Fools jokes are a testament to that. But there’s a wealth of funnies that can found any time of the year too. Here we pull together a handy list of Google “Easter eggs” that you can uncover right now. Bearing in mind we’re working up another list …