Barney's Blog

Blog archive

Egregious Google Crosses Privacy Line

I am astounded at the latest Google news. I already knew I hated Street View -- where Google vans take pictures of our homes, shops and neighborhoods. This is a huge invasion of privacy, in my opinion, and Street View has even been used by thieves to stake out houses.

Now, come to find out, Google is also recording if we have a WiFi hotspot, and if so takes down our MAC address.

The German government is trying to get Google to stop this practice, but Google is a stubborn company when it comes to privacy.

Is Google better or worse when it comes to privacy than other vendors? Should we try to restrict the data Google collects and what they can do with it? Shoot your thoughts to dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 04/26/2010 at 1:17 PM


Featured

  • November Microsoft Security Bundle Addresses 75 Vulnerabilities

    Of that number, 13 vulnerabilities are rated "Critical" to patch, while 62 vulnerabilities are deemed "Important."

  • The Future of Office 365 Pricing

    With a raft of new Office 365 features in the pipeline, Microsoft also seems ready to change the way it bills its subscribers. Will it replicate Azure's pay-per-use model, or will it look like something else entirely?

  • Microsoft Offers 1 Year of Free Windows 7 Extended Security Updates to E5 Licensees

    Microsoft is offering one year of free support under its Extended Security Updates program to Windows 7 users if their organizations have E5 licensing.

  • SQL Server 2019 Licensing: How Much Does It Cost and What's Included?

    Microsoft has clarified the more confusing elements of SQL Server licensing and extended major benefits to customers. The catch is that Software Assurance is required to take advantage of them.

comments powered by Disqus

Office 365 Watch

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.