Google Admits Street View Violation

This article takes a look at Google’s privacy practices with regards to the Street View fiasco. While the Street View project collected photos and videos of streets, it inadvertently picked up passwords, email and other personal information from computer users’ home broadband networks between 2008 and 2010. This case was settled in 38 US states in March 2013, resulting in a fine as well as several remedial efforts on Google’s [...]

Share

Google Buzz

When Google launched its social networking tool, Google Buzz in February 2010, privacy advocates around the world raised concerns regarding its features. Although Google has since made significant changes, the compromises and intrusions of privacy still remain a troubling characteristic of many Web services and online networking [...]

Share

Google Street View again faulted for invading privacy, this time in Switzerland

Another EU data protection commissioner has determined Google is not sufficiently protecting their citizens’ privacy. Google introduced their Street View system last week in Switzerland and, according to the Swiss Data Protection Commissioner Hanspeter Thür, the pictures do not sufficiently anonymize [...]

Share

Google Street View halted in Japan and Greece due to privacy

Google’s Street View faces issues in both Japan and Greece. In Japan, Google’s cameras were mounted too high and took pictures inside of local homes. In Greece, there are questions on how well Google complies with the EU Data Protection [...]

Share

Google Street View art sans face blurring

Google introduced their Street View technology several years ago, and last year, added face blurring to maintain the privacy of random individuals caught by the camera’s lens. During an art project with Google, it appears there might be problems with the face blur technology’s [...]

Share