Thursday, November 18, 2010

FCC Investigating Google Wi-Fi Screw Up

At the tail end of last month, the FTC dropped their inquiry into the Google Wi-Fi Street View kerfuffle, satisfied by Google's argument that their collection of user Wi-Fi data was a screw up, the data wasn't particularly useful, and that Google had made changes to prevent this from happening again. That supports studies from earlier this year showing that Google vehicles were moving too quickly, and changing channels too frequently, to really collect much useful information from the unsecured hotspots passed.

You can learn more as well as weigh in with comments at Broadband Reports:

Google WiFi Privacy Issue

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