http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1279178/Google-rapped-watchdog-spying-Britons-web-habits-mistake.htmlOur Street View cars WERE spying, admits Google as it is rapped by watchdog
However, not 'spying' as the DM want the readers to believe - they just stored data from unsecured wi-fi networks as they drove past.
Google spying is a piffle compared to the spying on British citizens by the petty tyrant council jobsworths, police and their omnipresent CCTV cameras. Who's going to take THEM to task?
- Caren Waxler, Europe, 18/5/2010 4:59
If Google were doing this who else still is?
- Dave, Cockermouth, 18/5/2010 8:43
Just WHY do we need google spying on us. All thsoe fools who think it cool should ask WHY they need to do this and for what purpose. Google do not do anything for free, I bet our Stasi just love this!
- palladin, scotland, 17/5/2010 23:21
This cannot possibly be a mistake. Who are they really working for?
- Gill, Sussex UK, 17/5/2010 20:22
But there were many sensible comments along the lines of
f you're bright enough to use / operate an unsecured wireless router then this is what you get! Kind of like leaving your front door open, then complaining when your place gets robbed.
- Bhinari, West Bromwich, UK, 18/5/2010 6:08
and this was a belter:
'This cannot possibly be a mistake. Who are they really working for?'
Yes Gill, who do the Google Street View car drivers really work for? The obvious answer is Google, but that's just what they want us to think isn't it Gill?
Just think about it. This article comes out on 18th May. Ring any bells? It was the birthday of none other than Caroline Bonaparte, sister of Napoleon, who wrote her memoirs using the pseudonym "Countess of Lipona". "Lipona" is an anagram of - you guessed it - Napoli. Napoli is famous for its pasta dishes - pasta being the favourite food of a certain Francesco Gullino.
Gullino was the Bulgarian secret police agent who assassinated Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov on September 7th 1978.
Do you see now? 20 years later TO THE DAY Larry Page and Sergi Brin established a privately held company called - drum roll please - Google.
This goes deep Gill. Those Bulgarians got Markov and now they're using your network connections to come after you. Trust no-one.
- Chris, Shanghai, 18/5/2010 8:38