Why Google’s Street View WiFi Data Collection Was Almost Certainly An Accident | Techdirt

Why Google’s Street View WiFi Data Collection Was Almost Certainly An Accident | Techdirt. 23rd June 2010

The article itself refers to another one. Not a techie, I had already argued that common sense dictates that it was probably an accident. The contrary meant that Google has an interest in snooping; but an interest or motive for crime means that a benefit was sought. The only benefit we could see was selling the data illegally acquired to third parties, but that would be extremely dangerous for a company so exposed to the eyes of the world. Not impossible, mind you, but highly unlikely. So, if you are interested in the issue, read the technical analysis the post refers to and that explains how triangulation works…

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About Audrey Guinchard

Senior Lecturer @ University of Essex (UK)
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