Google in Catch-22 Over Wi-Fi Data and Privacy

As Google tries to extricate itself from the privacy furor over personal data collected from Wi-Fi networks by its Street View cars, the company says it has hit a roadblock that prevents it from complying with authorities who want the data turned over to them.…

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Google Gets Tough With EU on Street View

A senior Google executive has said that if the European Union continues to push the search engine to modify the length of time it keeps Street View images of European cities, it may decide not to produce any further photos for the service in Europe.…

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Google Launches User-Generated Street View

Google has launched a new feature in Street View that allows users to navigate through a virtual 3D panorama of a location using photos that have been uploaded through Panoramio and Flickr. The feature is similar to Microsoft's Photosynth, but is available to anyone with Flash.…

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EU Wants Google Street View Curbed

European regulators have told Google that it needs to take a number of steps to make its Street View service comply with privacy regulations, including warning people more obviously when they are going to be filmed and shortening the amount of time the images are kept.…

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