We told you about a week ago, that Google may face an investigation regarding the WiFi data they collected from open WiFi networks in their Google Street View cars, and now it seems that the investigation will actually take place.
Connecticut’s Attorney General, Richard Blumenthal has said that his office will be leading a multi-state investigation into the Street View WiFi data.
“Street View cannot mean Complete View — invading home and business computer networks and vacuuming up personal information and communications,” Blumenthal said in a statement. “Consumers have a right and a need to know what personal information — which could include e-mails, web browsing and passwords — Google may have collected, how and why.”
Google admitted last month that its Street View cars had collected data from unsecured WiFi networks, and the data collected is believed to include personal information including passwords and user names.
Google has been asked to provide complete details of how the data was collected, as well as what data was collected, and why the saved data that was collected by mistake.
via PC MagFiled Under: Technology News