Discussion: The FCC fined Google $25,000 for intentionally impeding and delaying an investigation into Street View, Google’s street mapping system. Street view cars in 30 countries logged private information, such as passwords and email addresses, from unsecured Wi-Fi networks. The FCC has significant questions about the Street View project, and have subpoenaed the Google engineer who developed the software code. Google stated that they do not believe that they have violated any laws.
Source: BBC News
Date: April 16, 2012
- If Google’s Street View cars had access to, and captured, information from unsecured wireless networks, what other information could they have recorded?
- How could this have been avoided?