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Google Collects Data On PUBLIC Wifi Networks

In a blog post late last week, Google admitted to collecting data sent across unprotected public wireless networks while collecting photos for their Street View feature on Google Maps. Naturally, this has caused a nice uproar from privacy advocates. Many have been asking for Google’s proverbial head on a platter for this outrageous injustice. Only problem is, their fingers are pointed at the wrong party. Continue reading

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Privacy in a World with Location Services

However, the other day when I was using Gowalla on my iPhone to check in at a place I was at (local business close to my home), I noticed something when Gowalla pulled up the locations I was close to. What I noticed was an entry labeled “[PERSON’S] House” (I have omitted the person’s name to protect their privacy at least a little). Who in their right mind thought that it was okay to add a personal’s physical residence (where they live) to a social network like this? This is a huge invasion of privacy on that person’s part. And if the person who’s house it is, said it was okay, why would they do that? There are lots of crazies in the world why would you give everyone pinpoint accuracy to where you live. It’s just not a smart move at all. Continue reading

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Google & Your Privacy

So over the Christmas holidays, Google added a feature to Google Reader that caused some privacy concerns.  While I’m not sure why everyone was in such a fit about it, because the feature was in fact called “Shared Items” so … Continue reading

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