Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Google is in Trouble

Google accused of criminal intent

Google accused of criminal intent over StreetView data
Page last updated at 17:36 GMT, Wednesday, 9 June 2010 18:36 UK
E-mail this to a friend Printable version Pressure is mounting over Google's wi-fi data capture Google is "almost certain" to face prosecution for collecting data from unsecured wi-fi networks, according to Privacy International (PI).

The search giant has been under scrutiny for collecting wi-fi data as part of its StreetView project.

Google has released an independent audit of the rogue code, which it has claimed was included in the StreetView software by mistake.

But PI is convinced the audit proves "criminal intent".

"The independent audit of the Google system shows that the system used for the wi-fi collection intentionally separated out unencrypted content (payload data) of communications and systematically wrote this data to hard drives. This is equivalent to placing a hard tap and a digital recorder onto a phone wire without consent or authorisation," said PI in a statement.

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Computer Virus

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Wow we have been hit with so many viruses’s lately that we cannot keep up with the phone calls coming in from customers. It is amazing how many computers that we are seeing coming into our shop T&C Computer repair here in Inverness Florida. Business is good but I really feel sorrow for the customers. When we go out to the customers home we are finding computers that are so buggered up that basically the only thing you can do to wipe off all the garbage and format the hard drive and start all over again. Most of the time we are able to save the customers data like pictures, files, letters and etc. but once in awhile the hard drive is so bad that we cannot retrieve the data no matter what we try.
Almost every computer coming into the shop lately has been taken over by a virus or several viruses. Once in awhile we are seeing some hardware issues but most of the time the operating system is crashed or the computer is running so slow that you can take a bath waiting for it to boot up.
In up coming articles we will be looking more at viruses and virus protection. There are so many different virus protection software packages on the market what does a customer pick.