May 3 2012
Yesterday European privacy regulator said that they will be reopening the investigation of Google collecting people’s personal information.
Google Street View car use to connect to any unprotected wifi router that it could find and use to collect all kinds of information of the victim from user name, password, full text of emails, photos, videos, web search, music and movies streaming, etc. A total of 600 GB of personal data was collected.
However Google claims that it was only one rouge engineer that caused al the problem, Marius Milner. This incident was first uncovered in Germany 2010, there were also a series of inquires in Europe.