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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


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