Google WiFi Data Collection Questions Whether America Protects Privacy At All

Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 11:56 am

    According to a new poll from Consumer Watchdog a major part of Americans are very concerned about the privacy issues arousing from Google’s Street View data collection. Much covered reports about Google’s gathering private information from users’ WiFi networks make US consumers doubt in the efficiency of privacy protection measures implemented today, they want better privacy protections put in place.

    Overall, 74 percent of Americans view Google favorably, but 65 percent say the Wi-Fi scandal is one of the things that “worries them most” or a “great deal” with another 20 percent saying it “raises some concern” when considering online issues.

    Even more people are calling for Congressional hearings on “Google’s gathering data from home WiFi networks and its sharing of information with U.S. spy agencies like the National Security Administration, the NSA” (69% favor, 19% oppose).

    “This poll shows that the Wi-Spy scandal is a political minefield for both Google and Congress, and it has the power to scar both,” said John M. Simpson, consumer advocate with the group.

    “The company and the government need to come clean about how Google is cooperating with NSA.”

    The majority (90%) of consumers support more laws that protect the privacy of their online personal information.  Among these, 67 percent say it is “very important” and there is not much difference based on age. Consumers under 50, including those ages 18-29, are just as likely to say more privacy laws are needed as those over the age of 70.

    A “make me anonymous button” is favored by 86 percent of consumers, followed by preventing online companies from tracking personal information or web searches without their approval (84%).

    “It’s time for Congress to act on these issues and for Google and the government to deliver real privacy protections like a make me anonymous button or a do not track list,” said Simpson.

    “These privacy protections are ripe for ballot initiatives in states like California if Congress and statehouses won’t act.”

    , , , , , , , , , ,

    This post was written by:

    - who has written 38 posts on Inside Google.


    Contact the author

    Leave a Reply

    ルイヴィトンは旅行の芸術なので、ルイヴィトンは比較的人気の高いブランドで、現在は手動で機械的に混合してパッケージングを行っています。 ルイヴィトンiphoneケースの海外での価格は、国民に比較的近いです。 しかし、エルメスは異なっています。馬が馬を生産するのは初めてです。そのため、エルメスは主に手作りの芸術であり、一般的な意味では贅沢ではありません。 エルメスiphoneケースのすべての製品は、芸術作品として楽しんで保存することができます。 ルイ?ヴィトンは、価格面ではルイ?ヴィトンよりもはるかに高いですが、質の面ではそれほど優れているわけではありませんが、近年では生産の増加により衰退の兆しが見えてきました。 最も顕著なパフォーマンスは、ブランド携帯ケース伝統的に手作業で加工された部品の多くが現在機械加工されていることです。加工の質は向上しますが、機械と労働は必ずしも成績ではありません。