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Google Says It Mistakenly Collected Wi-Fi Data While Mapping 215

Posted by timothy
from the just-accidentally-of-course dept.
Even if Google says there's nothing to worry about, writes, the company "said it would stop collecting Wi-Fi network data from its StreetView cars, after an internal investigation it conducted found it was accidentally collecting data about websites people were visiting over the hotspots. From the WSJ article: 'It's now clear that we have been mistakenly collecting samples of payload data from open [i.e. non-password-protected] Wi-Fi networks, even though we never used that data in any Google products.'"

Comment: Re:storytelling (Score 1) 874

by jhjjhj (#32085992) Attached to: Top 10 Things Hollywood Thinks Computers Can Do
When I watched the movie I was puzzled by how they manage to get that great snow scene. According to the "making of" on the dvd they were rushing to finish shooting the movie because winter was coming on. It was pretty clear to me that earlier scenes were shot in the fall. When the shot the scene it started to snow. simple as that.

Nothing in progression can rest on its original plan. We may as well think of rocking a grown man in the cradle of an infant. -- Edmund Burke