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France's national data-protection commission confirmed to CNET that the cars collected the locations and unique network-hardware IDs of millions of laptops, cell phones and other Wi-Fi devices such as iPhones, iPads and Android smartphones.
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The Street View cars were meant to harvest only the locations and unique hardware IDs — called MAC addresses — of Wi-Fi access points, so that non-GPS-enabled devices could approximate their locations on Google Maps by seeing what Wi-Fi access points were nearby.
But the software that recorded the location of each Wi-Fi access point also recorded the Wi-Fi MAC address of every smartphone, tablet or laptop connected to that access point.

http://www.securitynewsdaily.com/google-street-view-cars-swiped-smartphone-pc-location-data-1004/
    
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inb4 who cares
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Not again
Wasn't there something like this before? (With them recording data like passwords or something?)
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i don't think anyone is really surprised by google's data collection anymore...
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post #5 of 11
This is a repeat...It's old news.

Same crap, different day.
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Not again
Wasn't there something like this before? (With them recording data like passwords or something?)

yes they were collecting email logins and passwords
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This is a repeat...It's old news.

Same crap, different day.

i take it you didnt read it. but instead you posted a statement that had no bearing on the thread at all. if its a repeat and old news then just move on to a different thread.
    
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yes they were collecting email logins and passwords

No they weren't.

Their data collection was done indiscriminantly...You should know that based on the certification you tote under your name.

The google "vehicle" was in acceptance and reaching out to anything that would answer...Unescured networks answered.

People's UNSECURED wireless networks and UNSECURED mac's were compromised which, just goes to show you, if some homeless guy was walking on the street with an I-phone, the same EXACT thing could've been accomplished.

That's not google's fault...If you're too irresponsible to configure and protect your OWN network...Deal with it.

AND just to show you how up to date your source is, and how old this "issue" really is:

May, 2010

May, 2010

June, 2010
Edited by Masked - 7/29/11 at 5:40am
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No they weren't.

Their data collection was done indiscriminantly...You should know that based on the certification you tote under your name.

The google "vehicle" was in acceptance and reaching out to anything that would answer...Unescured networks answered.

People's UNSECURED wireless networks and UNSECURED mac's were compromised which, just goes to show you, if some homeless guy was walking on the street with an I-phone, the same EXACT thing could've been accomplished.

That's not google's fault...If you're too irresponsible to configure and protect your OWN network...Deal with it.

AND just to show you how up to date your source is, and how old this "issue" really is:

May, 2010

May, 2010

June, 2010

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Google came under fire last year when it was found that Street View cars accidentally collected personal e-mails and passwords from home Wi-Fi networks.

yes they were.
    
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yes they were.

Again, you cite a source that's over a YEAR behind in anything remotely based on this topic.

All 3 of my sources, noted this and we had this debate on OCN over a YEAR ago.

You need a new source.
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Originally Posted by Masked;14390385 
Again, you cite a source that's over a YEAR behind in anything remotely based on this topic.

All 3 of my sources, noted this and we had this debate on OCN over a YEAR ago.

You need a new source.

so move on already.
    
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