Google opens Indoor Street View to Canadian firms

Thanks to Street View, it shouldn’t be hard for anyone to find out what the front of any Canadian storefront or office looks like on Google, but on Monday, the search giant offered

Published on: May 7th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Google navigates privacy hurdles for Street View Bangalore

Google started collecting data for its Street View project in Bangalore on Thursday, but is being very careful not to run into controversies about privacy or government concerns about security, a company executive

Published on: May 26th, 2011 John Ribeiro

Google pays out 'dollar of vindication' for trespassing

By Juan Carlos Perez After a legal battle that lasted two-and-a-half years, Google has been found guilty of trespassing on a Pennsylvania family's property to take photos of their property for its Maps

Published on: December 6th, 2010 IDG News Service

Google tries to dodge brand damage with new privacy measures

Google is taking steps to appease privacy authorities from around the world as a wealth of private Wi-Fi data inadvertently collected by Street View cars threatens to damage its brand reputation.Canadian Privacy Commissioner

Published on: November 10th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Google stole your Wi-Fi data? That’s your fault

I hate to blame the victim, but people who inadvertently gave up personal data to Google's Street View cameras were really asking for trouble.That's because a simple precaution, clicking the encryption option in

Published on: October 26th, 2010 Bill Snyder

Google ‘carelessly’ broke Canadian law, Privacy Commissioner says

A careless engineer and failure to follow procedure are to blame for private e-mails being read by Google Street View cars driving through Canadian neighbourhoods, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner says. Google

Published on: October 19th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Google developing self-driving car

Picture sitting in your car, maneuvering through busy downtown traffic while talking on your phone or sending a few texts.This isn't a scene of illegal texting or phone use. Why not? Because the

Published on: October 13th, 2010 Sharon Gaudin

Google hit with class action lawsuit over secret WiFi sniffing

Google's secret Wi-Fi sniffing has prompted a class-action lawsuit that could force the company to pay up to $10,000 for each time it snatched data from unprotected hotspots, court documents show.The lawsuit, which

Published on: May 25th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Canadian MP wants privacy laws updated to “accommodate” Google Street View

A Conservative MP from the Ottawa area wants to update Canada's privacy law so services like Google's Street View have a clearer road to legality.Last week Nepean-Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre filed a motion

Published on: April 3rd, 2009 Brian Jackson

Canada’s first street view map service unveiled amid privacy concerns

The first Web-based, interactive, street-level map of Canada launched yesterday at Canpages.ca featuring panoramic photos of Vancouver, Whistler and Squamish, B.C has caught the attention of privacy watchdogs.Similar to Google's Street View launched

Published on: March 17th, 2009 Brian Jackson