• 04.22.13

Google Fined $189,230 By German Data Regulator For Capturing Private Data Over Wi-Fi

The fine was imposed on the search engine after its Street View cars collected Wi-Fi data between 2008 and 2010. “This is one of the biggest data-protection rules violations known,” said the regulator, Johannes Caspar. “Internal control mechanisms must have severely failed.”

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My writing career has taken me all round the houses over the past decade and a half--from grumpy teens and hungover rock bands in the U.K., where I was born, via celebrity interviews, health, tech and fashion in Madrid and Paris, before returning to London, where I now live. For the past five years I've been writing about technology and innovation for U.S.