Monday, April 30, 2012

Google Engineer Told Others of Data Collection, F.C.C. Report Reveals - NYTimes.com

More Google damage control
"The full version draws a portrait of a company where an engineer can easily embark on a project to gather personal e-mails and Web searches of potentially hundreds of millions of people as part of his or her unscheduled work time, and where privacy concerns are shrugged off.
The so-called payload data was secretly collected between 2007 and 2010 as part of Street View, a project to photograph streetscapes over much of the civilized world. When the program was being designed, the report says, it included the following “to do” item: “Discuss privacy considerations with Product Counsel.”
“That never occurred,” the report says."
Google Engineer Told Others of Data Collection, F.C.C. Report Reveals - NYTimes.com
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