p2pnet view P2P | Advertising:- The thing no one ever mentions when they’re referring to the multitude of problems created by Google’s sneak view Street View product is: the direct expense it creates for taxpayers in the various the countries it invades as it tries to worm its way around the demands of citizens.
“If you want to use us and our houses and our cars, just ask us first”, the say.
Gargle is a bidniz based on advertising, lest we forget, not a state or a nation. And yet that’s the way it sees itself, and that’s the way it’s treated, encouraged by Canada and others who deal with it on that level.
Gargle’s whole mode of operation is built around the philosophy ‘Don’t ask, just take’, and when problems arise, wear a mask of injured innocence, prevaricate, dodge, delay.
Now “Verifying Google’s data snare is crucial to assessing a penalty and assuring no repeat” theodp has ex-Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal saying last December “in response to Google’s ‘accidental’ collection of payload data from WiFi networks”.
theodp’s observation comes in Slashdot and also quotes Blumenthal as stating, “We will fight to compel Google to come clean-granting my office access to improperly collected materials and protecting confidentiality, as the company has done in Canada and elsewhere.”
But, the post, says, “That was then”, continuing >>>
Luckily for Google, there’s a new AG in town, and Blumenthal successor George Jepsen said Friday that his office will enter into settlement negotiations with the company without reviewing the pilfered data, which Google has steadfastly refused to share with it.
‘This is a good result for the people of Connecticut,’ Jepsen said in a statement.
“A separate Jepsen press release suggested some of the blame for the privacy offenses laid with Google’s victims, who were advised to ‘turn off your wireless network when you know you won’t use it’ to thwart those who ‘may be watching your Internet activity without your knowledge.”
Now you know.
Slashdot – Connecticut AG Opts For Street View Settlement, Without Seeing the Data, January 30, 2011
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