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Google Concedes That Drive-By Prying Violated Privacy

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Google Street View car

Cars like this one helped Google collect imagery for Street View. But the cars also collected data from private networks.

Credit: Karen Bleier/Agence France-PresseGetty Images

Google on Tuesday acknowledged to state officials that it had violated people's privacy during its Street View mapping project when it casually scooped up passwords, email, and other personal information from unsuspecting computer users.

From The New York Times
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