Google came under a fair bit of criticism when it was discovered that their Street View cars were not just taking photographs but also capturing WiFi data form unsecured WiFi networks.
Now according to a recent report, Google may be getting ready to settle its Street View case in the US, and will apparently pay a total of $7 million which will be distributed amongst various States in the US.
Apparently Google and the US attorneys for the States concerned are close to a deal which would bring the matter to an end in the US, Google also fell foul of regulators in other countries like the UK with its collecting of data via its Street view cars.
Source All Things D
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