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Google is in more privacy trouble now that it's disclosed that the company actually collected password as it snooped on our WiFi setups to feed its overly intrusive Street View service. Concerned about the collection of computer addresses and data, the French government looked into Street View.  A peek at the info reveals that Google grabbed passwords. Google claims it meant no harm and wouldn't abuse the data.

Let's face it: Google is a data company. The more it knows about you and I the more Porsches its executives can buy. Google is the Patriot Act on human growth hormone.

Agree? Disagree? Share your honest feelings at [email protected]

Posted by Doug Barney on 06/21/2010 at 1:17 PM


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