Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is up in arms about privacy concerns regarding Google’s Street View software. If you’re familiar with how Google creates their 360-degree street views of certain popular metropolitan areas, they simply drive high-tech cars down those roads taking an inordinate amount of photos they then use to piece together a Google Street View.
The problem is, this Street View technology also happened to have code that was collecting nearby private data transmitted over WiFi networks.
Google has apologized for the mistake and claims that nothing was done with the taken information. But, I don’t really understand how this could be an accident. That seems like extraordinarily spy-specific code. Blumenthal said that that 38 states along with the District of Columbia have joined the multistate investigation.