Google to pay $7 million to end privacy investigation

03/12/2013 | eWeek

Google reportedly will pay $7 million to settle federal claims that its Street View imaging program collected personal data such as passwords, e-mails and other information gained through Wi-Fi. The data was gathered as Google Street View vehicles drove through neighborhoods between 2007 and 2010. "We work hard to get privacy right at Google. But in this case we didn't, which is why we quickly tightened up our systems to address the issue," Google's Nadia Blagojevic said in a statement.

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