It can be recollected that a few days ago, Google’s street View services in Bangalore (India), took a hit. This incident came after the search giant’s 360- view imagery service took a beating in several countries, owing to concerns of privacy. Google, as per reports, had gained access to the private details of the users, such as their location due to the mapping of the Wi-Fi networks. Google however had stated that the Wi-Fi mapping episode was unintentional, and that an engineer had added the objectionable code in the Wi-Fi location detection software.
Now, COMPUTERWORLD reports that a federal judge maintains that the search giant is in fact guilty of violating the Federal Wiretap Act. U.S. District Court Judge James Ware found Google guilty of working against the state laws of several states. The search giant at first claimed that only bits of data had been taken onto their systems, but later confessed that their database was flooded with the complete usernames and passwords of the users’ using their location detection software.
Publish date: July 4, 2011 3:55 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 8:07 pm