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  1. Turns Out Google Didn't Actually Delete All Its UK Street View Data

    Google has recently confirmed that it still has in its possession a small portion of payload data collected by our Street View vehicles in the UK. In conducting that review, we have determined that we continue to have payload data from the UK and...

  2. Does Uncensored FCC Street View Report Show Google Lied?

    The FCC's 17-month investigation found that Google supervisors and Street View engineers had known about the plan to collect so-called payload data. A year later, when our mobile team started a project to collect basic WiFi network data like SSID...

  3. Google Blames FCC for Street View Investigation Delays

    In its ruling, the FCC accused Google of “deliberately” impeding and delaying the 17-month investigation into Google’s collection of payload data (including emails, email addresses, user names, passwords, names, telephone numbers, addresses, and...

  4. Congressman, EPIC Push for Larger Google Street View Investigation

    Google Says "Failed Badly" On Payload Data Collection Google has previously faced government scrutiny over the collection of wireless data by Street View teams all around the world. Google Stops Street View Data Collection After Canada, Spain...

  5. FCC Targets Google Over Wi-Fi Data Collection

    As we assured the F.T.C.which has closed its inquiry, we did not want and have never used the payload data in any of our products and services. Joe Barton of Texas last week suggested in an interview on C-SPAN that Google's data collection wasn't...

  6. Consumer Watchdog Believes Google 'WiSpy' Potentially Logged Homeland Security Data

    In the long list of legal issues Google is facing at the moment, here's another one to add to the record: Consumer Watchdog suspects the Mountain View-based company to have picked up unprotected payload data (i.e.