Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Acer Unveils New PCs and Phones At IFA 2015
LG To Upgreade WebOS Smart TVs, Demos HDR Content
ASUS Chairman Unveils Many New Products at IFA 2015
IFA 2015: Lenovo Refreshes Its PC Line
Toshiba At IFA 2015
IFA: Philips Brings Quantum Dot Monitors to Europe
New My Book Pro Is WD's Fastest External Solution
Intel Says New Skylake Processors Are The Best Ever Made
Active Discussions
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
 Home > News > General Computing > Google ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Saturday, March 09, 2013
Google Rumored To Reach Settlement With FCC In Wi-Fi Data Case


Reports were circulating in the press Friday that Google is about to cut a deal with state attorneys general to close their investigation of the Wi-Spy case.

Google sent specially equipped cars to travel the highways of the world snapping photos of everything they passed. What Google did not say was that were also sniffing out Wi-Fi networks and collecting private data on those networks, including passwords, account numbers and email messages.

When first confronted, Google executives denied sucking up the data. Then they said it was all a mistake. Then they said it was the work of a rouge engineer. The Federal Trade Commission stepped into to investigate, but dropped the probe after Google ensured the Comission it won't happen again.

The Federal Communication Commission also opened a probe ultimately fining Google $25,000 for hindering its investigation. The FCC also found that the Wi-Fi snooping had been deliberate and that senior managers had been aware of it. The FCC said it could not determine if the law had been broken because the engineer who designed the Wi-Fi snooping exercised is Fifth Amendment rights and declined to testify.

Meanwhile, under the leadership of then Connecticut Attorney Richard Blumenthal, more than 30 state attorneys general launched their investigation of the incident. It's that state attorneys general probe that is reportedly about to be settled for $7 million.

Google made $10.7 billion profit on revenues of $50.2 billion in 2012.

According to John Simpson of Consumer Watchdog "Google is buying it's way out of a jam with what for the Internet giant is pocket change."


Previous
Next
Engineers Build Self-Healing Chips        All News        EA Offers SimCity Gamers Free Game
Engineers Build Self-Healing Chips     General Computing News      New York City Pension Funds To Vote Against HP Directors

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
This Is Google's Redesigned Logo
Google Will Help You Find Your Plumber
Google Says Improving Quality Isn't Anti-competitive
Google Wants To Fight Cancer, Diabetes, And Other Serious Diseases
Google Releases 'OnHub' Wireless Router
Google Under Pressure To Reply to EU Antitrust Charges
Google To Operate Under New "Alphabet" Company, Pichai Becomes New CEO
Google Hangouts Get Simpler And Faster
LG, Google To Promote Mobile Payment System
Project Tango Tablet Coming to More Countries
Court of Appeals Rejects Google's Move To Overturn Microsoft's Patent Royalty Victory
Google Relases New Consent Policy in European Union

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .