Google Apologizes for Accidentally Collecting Private Data

Several days after Google admitted that it has accidentally collected people’s private data with is Street View cars, the tech giant promises that it would never do so again. The move satisfied the Federal Trade Commission, thus ending its inquiry about the matter.

The Street View is part of Google Maps‘ features, which enables users to look at maps on a street level. It uses photographs and valuable data collected by its street view cars. However, these cars also collected private data from unsecured wireless networks, including entire e-mails and passwords.

The company also adds that it would delete all private data “as soon as possible,” as well as create a privacy guidebook that would make sure all of its projects would not stomp over its users’ privacy.

Source: CrunchGear

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