Google's Wi-Fe Data Accidentally Collected With Street View Cars Will be Deleted-Some Members of Congress Should Be Happy Now
Posted Nov 19 2010 7:51pm
We are back to one of my favorite topics again, those folks who makes laws but were up in arms about the potential of some of their private information being gathered by Google. Well, do what the rest of use do, use a password on your home wireless networks, IT Illiteracy here again. They couldn’t get it if you locked it up, again like the rest of us citizens do, or we ask the Geek Squad or someone similar to do it. This has to be embarrassing and to keep on making a stink makes it worse.
We also re-elected this guy in California too who doesn’t think cell phone safety is a big deal and was doing a live radio talk show on his phone, in the car and the crowd got to hear the conversation with the police officer on the live radio show. It’s pretty self serving to see this happen and to be on a live talk show to boot. If you are doing a live radio show, do what the rest of us are told to do, pull over and in his case, get a driver for that day. We have real scary bunch at times making laws. Maybe he can explain to Senator Harris why he has to wait for his government health insurance to kick in.
When our leaders become participants, they attain a higher level of credibility, in other words, a public that has some faith in what they say and do and hopefully we can see some change here in the future.
Google has said they will be more careful and offer privacy training, which is be careful not to pick up data from those luddites who don’t take the time to safeguard their wireless networks. Run queries and delete right away if this should happen, kind of funny but Google is doing the right thing here to appease all the luddites without some general consumer IT literacy. UK is not prosecuting either as I think they know too it was an accident but that’s what can happy with IT illiteracy. BD
The UK's information commissioner has said that wi-fi data accidentally collected by Google's Street View cars will be deleted "as soon as possible".
Deputy information commissioner David Smith told the BBC that there would be no further enquiries into the matter.
He said there was no indication that any information collected "had fallen into the wrong hands".
It will not appease critics who called for the search giant to be fined.