Sunday, April 29, 2012

Don't Be Evil: Google Employees Who Worked on Mapping Service Tell FCC They Were Unaware of Existence of Google Software that Gathered Personal Data

Google employees who worked on a mapping-service project told the FCC they didn’t initially know about software that would gather personal data, even though an engineer disclosed the program’s details, according to an agency report.
The unidentified engineer, who made the disclosure in an internal project document, also told at least two fellow workers about how the software program would access so-called payload data, which includes personal information such as e-mails, according to the FCC report, which was re-released yesterday by the company with fewer portions redacted.
Either the right hand did not know what the left was doing or Google violated its famous Code of Conduct that it not "be evil".


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