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News Story
9/10/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A federal appeals court said Google wrongly collected people’s personal correspondence and online activities through their Wi-Fi systems as it drove down their streets with car cameras shooting photos for its Street View mapping project. The ruling that the practice violates wiretap laws sends a warning to other...
News Story
9/10/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Google Inc. (GOOG:US), the world’s most-used Internet search engine, must face claims in a lawsuit that its Street View feature violated protections against wiretapping, a federal appeals court ruled The U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco upheld a judge’s decision that Google must face the claims. The Wi-Fi network data collected...
News Story
9/12/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., introduced the Mobile Device Privacy Act on Wednesday, aimed at bringing greater transparency to third-party tracking of consumer devices (http://xrl.us/bnpg4t). The legislation follows last year's revelation that diagnostic analysis providers like Carrier IQ used software to collect certain user data from cellphones,...
News Release
9/5/2012
Posted by John M. Simpson
WASHINGTON, DC -– The Federal Communications Commission’s plan to launch a program to measure mobile broadband service performance in the United States falls short of providing adequate protection, Consumer Watchdog said today. Cell phone carriers must be required to disclose data speeds in their advertisements if consumers are to...