Lake Effect Communications

Lake Effect Communications

Google and the rogue engineer

     Google’s collection of personal information through deployment of cars specially equipped for grabbing wireless records led to a shutdown order from the FCC, and then a search for the origin of the plan.

     Google, according to a Wall Street Journal article of April 30, 2012, “attributed the activity to a single Google engineer. ‘Quite simply, it was a mistake.’” The same article included this: “We decided to voluntarily make the entire document (the FCC report) available except for the names of individuals,” a Google spokeswoman said. “While we disagree with some of the statements made in the document, we agree with the FCC’s conclusion that we did not break the law. We hope that we can now put this matter behind us.”

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