FTC lets Google off the hook over Street View data gathering

The FTC has closed its investigation into Google's unauthorized collection of customer data with its Street View cars, concluding that the company's now taken adequate steps to make sure it doesn't happen again.

Three percent of Germans opt out of Street View

Google's admitted that nearly three percent of German households have opted to have their houses blurred on Street View in the run-up to the German launch.

Google Street View scanning broke Canadian law

Canada's privacy commissioner has ticked off Google over its unauthorized collection of personal data with its Street Vew cars, saying it broke local laws.

Antarctica is captured on Google Street View

Google can now say its Street View maps service spans across every one of the world's continents.

Outcry as UK watchdog clears Google of snooping

The UK's Information Commissioner has ruled that Google did no harm with its unauthorised collection of Wifi data, a move which has angered privacy campaigners.

Members of Congress 'have insecure home networks'

The chair of the Intelligence Subcommittee of the Homeland Security Committee, Jane Harman, has a vulnerable network at her home, says Consumer Watchdog. It could have been breached by Google's Street View Wifi gathering - or anyone else, for that matter.

Connecticut launches multi-state probe into Google data collection

More than 30 states are considering joining an investigaton into Google's unauthorized collection of Wifi data from its Steret View cars.

Wifi data collection 'not illegal', says Google

Google has denied that it did anything wrong in collecting Wifi data with its Street View cars, as Connecticut becomes the latest state to demand answers.

Australia launches police investigation into Google security breach

Australia's attorney general has called for a police investigation of Google's collection of Wifi data by Street View cars.

Single engineer caused Street View scandal, says Schmidt

Google says the massive furore over Wifi snooping by Street View cars was all the fault of one software engineer.

Oregon issues restraining order against Google

An Oregon judge has ordered Google to preserve WiFi data that was accidentally collected by the company’s Street View cars.

German official doubts Google's story on illegal data gathering

Google has come under fire from the German government after admitting it has been collecting Wifi data as part of its Street View program for four years.

EU warns Google over Street View privacy... again

Nobody likes to be photographed when they're not looking their best. So it's got to be good news for everybody that EU data privacy regulators want Google to warn people before sending its Street View vans out on the roads.