Nov 082010
 November 8, 2010  Posted by  Breaches

Sara Jerome reports:

Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), the ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, accused Google on Friday of making a “conscious effort” to collect private user information from Wi-Fi networks.

Google admitted last month that it had collected and stored Internet users’ private data, including passwords and entire e-mails, from Wi-Fi networks. But the company has repeatedly said the breach was an accident, and that Google employees did not realize what was going on.

In an interview with the C-SPAN program “The Communicators” on Friday, Barton suggested Google’s data breach was no mistake.

Read more on The Hill.

You can watch the entire segment on CSPAN

  One Response to “Barton alleges Google ‘Wi-Spy’ breach was intentional”

  1. It does indeed beggar belief that so much data was collected over an extended time period and that all of this was simply accidental.

    Time to subpoena records or would all that have been destroyed by now?

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