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Street View

Google Street View $1.4 Million Fine

Google slapped with yet another fine over Street View

April 4th, 2014

Google was handed a 1 million euro ($1.4 million) fine yesterday by Italy and has already paid it, according to Reuters. This time, Google received a fine for complaints related to its Street View program— in 2010, people complained that the cars were not easily recognizable as Google Street View cars.

Google Street View Privacy Case

Google’s appeal rejected in Street View privacy case

September 11th, 2013

Google has been struggling with private data collection allegations ever since the Street View technology launched in 2007. Earlier this year Google agreed to pay $7 million in a settlement case to 38 states in which Google collected unsecured data. Although the case was settled, a lawsuit that claims Google violated the Wiretap Act still …

Google Street View

Google to pay $7 million to settle Street View data collection privacy case

March 12th, 2013

Google’s (GOOG) Street View data collection practices have gotten it into legal hot water throughout the world and on Tuesday the company agreed to pay $7 million to settle charges leveled  by 38 state attorneys general that it improperly collected personal data from unsecured wireless networks from around the United States. Google maintains that it was …

Google now lets you explore its data centers with Street View [video]

October 17th, 2012

Have you ever wondered what Google’s (GOOG) data centers look like? Short answer: incredibly clean and organized. Google announced on its official blog that users can now take a virtual tour of its Lenoir, North Carolina data center using its Street View technology. Geeky readers can explore the center’s interior and exterior by visiting this …

Google works to improve Web-based rival to iOS 6 Maps

September 27th, 2012

If the New York Times’ report from  Tuesday is accurate, a native Google (GOOG) Maps app for iOS might not be released until the end of the year. For the time being, it would appear iOS 6 users can either switch to Android, deal with the issues until Apple fixes them or visit Google’s mobile …