Google In Yet Another Privacy Violation After Stealing WiFi Info
May 15, 2010
(ChattahBox) – Google has admitted that they have been sucking up information from public WiFi networks and storing them for their own use, in the latest of a string of privacy violations from the massive company.
Google is well known at this point for their lack of regard for the privacy of their customers and others.
From releasing information to the Chinese government, to adding in connection features without alerting people first (Buzz, anyone?), the Internet gods have a bad track record.
But this time, they say it was a total mistake, and that they didn’t even know they were doing it until it recently came to light.
But the bits of email and conversations that they gathered over those networks are going to be held by the company as they seek counsel of whether or not they could face massive legal repercussions for that mistake.
The biggest threat in this regard is the fact that they so frequently disregard privacy and do what they want, users be damned.
It makes it hard to swallow that they had no idea this was going on. At least creates a bit of doubt.