Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Google Will Delete UK Wi-Fi Data It ?Accidentally? Collected
Google has taken the very brave decision to delete all the Wi-Fi data it had accidentally collected in the UK. The move signals the end to the long-running feud between Google and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The BBC notes that not all people will be happy with the decision, particularly those who wanted to see Google punished for collecting the data. Maybe a fine, maybe something more than this public embarrassment. But no, Google essentially gets off clean as a whistle, excepting the possible damage to its public image. You'll recall that Google has maintained since the very beginning that the data was collected accidentally.