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Sen. Schumer calls for increased public WiFi security

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Sen. Charles Schumer on Sunday called on major U.S. web site operators such as Amazon and Twitter to switch to a more secure protocol to prevent identify theft and other security breaches in places like coffee shops. The New York Democrat told a news conference held…

Canadian report says Google breached privacy laws

Google contravened privacy laws when it inadvertently collected personal information from unsecured wireless networks as it mapped Canadian streets, Canada’s privacy czar announced Tuesday. An investigation found the breach was the result of an engineer’s “careless error” as well as a lack of company controls to ensure it adhered to…

Google says StreetView vans accidentally spied on private WiFi data

Google is halting the collection of WiFi network information for its controversial “Street View” mapping service after admitting it mistakenly gathered personal data sent over unsecured systems. The Internet giant had insisted previously that it was only collecting WiFi network names and addresses with the Street View cars that have…

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