A Google engineer, responsible for data from wireless WiFi networks via Street View cars, told colleagues as long ago as 2007 that the code was collecting private data including emails, text messages, browsing histories and passwords.
That’s the finding of a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) report which has now been made fully public.
Earlier this month Naked Security reported how the FCC had filed a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture against Google, fining the internet giant $25,000.
However, at the time the FCC’s report was highly redacted – not allowing the public to see the grisly details of precisely what had occurred.
That’s now changed, as Google has now posted a…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.