Google/Eye In The Sky/Big Brother

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    As part of the agreement, Google acknowledged that it collected and store data from private unsecured wireless networks, Jepsen said.

    The data collected included website addresses, email and other "confidential and private information the network user was transmitting over the unsecured network while Google's Street View car was within range."

    Connecticut is joined by 40 other US states in the probe into the collection of private wireless data by Street View cars.

    Consumer Watchdog, a group which has been highly critical of Google's privacy practices, condemned the agreement to settle the issue through negotiations and called for congressional hearings on the subject.

    "The details of the biggest privacy breach in history shouldn't be settled in secret," said John Simpson of Consumer Watchdog. "This makes it clear why Google CEO Eric Schmidt needs to testify under oath before Congress about Wi-Spy."

    Google pledged to strengthen its privacy and security practices after its Street View cars scooped up data from unsecured wireless networks in dozens of countries.

    Google has since stopped the collection of Wi-Fi data, used to provide location-based services such as driving directions in Google Maps and other products, by Street View cars.

    France24 - Google won't be taken to court over data gather


    Pretty fucked up.
     
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    Yep, Big Brother is watching you, but anyone that thinks ANYTHING they do on their computer is 'private' have their heads up their asses.
     
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    Mexico: U.S. drones are being used...
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    Mexico confirms presence of U.S. drones
    March 16, 2011 -- U.S. drones are flying over Mexican territory, the Mexican government says; The Mexican government says it has oversight; The drones helped follow suspects in a U.S. agent's killing
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    Freedom of speech doesn't extend to planning terrorist attacks against Americans.
     

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