"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.Google Engineer Told Others of Data Collection, F.C.C. Report Reveals - NYTimes.com
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."
Monday, April 30, 2012
Google Engineer Told Others of Data Collection, F.C.C. Report Reveals - NYTimes.com
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