Google denies capturing Australian’s banking details

Google has denied suggestions by Communications Minister Stephen Conroy that its Street Viewcars inadvertently captured people’s personal banking details.Senator Conroy yesterday suggested that Google could have gathered financial information when its cars accessed private data through unsecured wireless networks. The data collection occurred while the cars were out gathering information for Google’s mapping service.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/politics/google-denies-capturing-banking-details/story-e6frgczf-1225876667684Also see:Google may have ‘hoovered up’ data about Australians
The financial and personal details of Australians could have been ”hoovered up” by Google as it photographed Australian streets, and the web giant may be seeking to patent the program it used to do it.Google is under fire in North America, Europe and Australia after collecting 600 gigabytes of data from unsecured wireless internet connections while taking photographs for its map function, Street View, in as many as 30 countries.
www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/google-may-have-hoovered-up-data-about-australians-20100607-xqsh.html
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/security/googles-regrets-for-what-it-calls-a-mistake-20100607-xqvs.htmlAustralia denies targeting Google over web filter
Australia has denied waging a campaign of vengeance against Google after launching a police probe of the web giant, a strong critic of plans for a nationwide Internet filter.Communications Minister Stephen Conroy said the privacy investigation announced on Sunday had been ordered by the attorney-general, and mirrored similar action taken against Google in other countries.
http://news.smh.com.au/technology/australia-denies-targeting-google-over-web-filter-20100607-xqlw.htmlConroy denies vendetta against Google
Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has denied he is waging a vendetta against Google after the Government called in federal police to investigate the internet giant over alleged privacy breaches.Senator Conroy has been at loggerheads with Google, last month calling the company “creepy” and accusing it of committing the “single greatest breach in the history of privacy” when it collected information from wireless networks.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/06/07/2920416.htm

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