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Google Street View Controversy Continues to Roil

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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A consumer advocacy group wants all the documents connected with the FCC's investigation, while some European regulators may give the Google program a new look.

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Consumer Watchdog Files FOIA Request Seeking All Documents In FCC’s Investigation Of Google Wi-Spy Scandal

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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Consumer Watchdog Files FOIA Request Seeking All Documents In FCC’s Investigation Of Google Wi-Spy Scandal

SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today filed a Freedom Of Information Act Request with the Federal Communications Commission seeking all documents related to the Commission’s investigation of the Google Wi-Spy scandal.

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FCC Reveals New Twist In Google ‘Street View’ Case

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

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The new revelations have prompted Consumer Watchdog, a Washington-based advocacy group, to call for a hearing by the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, which is chaired by Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.).

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Street View Engineer Warned Google in 2007

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

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A letter written by John Simpson, privacy project director for the advocacy group Consumer Watchdog on the 30th of April spoke on this subject. It was addressed to Senator Al Franken, a proponent of getting Google to reveal what they’d actually collected here before, saying that wished Franken to grant Engineer Doe immunity from prosecution. If indeed the engineer at hand were granted immunity, he would be much more likely to testify in the case which was, as Simpson claims, “the largest wiretapping effort in history.” Simpson wanted Franken and the rest of the world to know the dangers in this situation.

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Google’s Street View ‘Engineer Doe’ Identified

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

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In a letter April 30, John Simpson, privacy project director for the advocacy group Consumer Watchdog, urged Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, to conduct hearings into “the Google Wi-Spy incident that will finally get to the bottom of what was the largest wiretapping effort in history.” Simpson urged Franken to grant Engineer Doe immunity from prosecution so that he can testify and to call Google CEO Larry Page to testify.

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Consumer Watchdog Calls For Senate Hearing on Google Wi-Spy Scandal

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Monday, April 30, 2012

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Consumer Watchdog Calls For Senate Hearing on Google Wi-Spy Scandal

Urges ‘Engineer Doe’ Be Given Immunity For Testifying About His Role SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today called for a Senate hearing into the Google Wi-Spy scandal and urged that a key figure known in a Federal Communications Commission report as “Engineer Doe” be granted immunity from prosecution in return for his testimony.

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Google Spends More On One Day of Lunch Than It Will On FCC Fine

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

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According to a report by ProPublica, the FCC legally could have fined Google up to $337,500. Mashable has contacted the FCC for comment on how the fees were calculated and will update this article with any response.

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Consumer Groups Slate Google’s Tiny Wi-Spy Fine

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

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John Simpson, director of the Privacy Project at the Consumer Watchdog group, said he was pleased the FCC derided Google “for its blatantly obstructionist violations, but $25,000 is chump change to an Internet giant like Google. By willfully violating the Commission’s orders, Google has managed to continue to hide the truth about Wi-Spy. Google wants everyone else’s information to be accessible, but in a demonstration of remarkable hypocrisy, stonewalls and keeps everything about itself secret.”

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Consumer Watchdog Demands FCC Release Uncensored Google Wi-Spy Decision, Decries Internet Giant’s Hypocrisy For Deliberately Obstructing Investigation

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Monday, April 16, 2012

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Consumer Watchdog Demands FCC Release Uncensored Google Wi-Spy Decision, Decries Internet Giant’s Hypocrisy For Deliberately Obstructing Investigation

SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today demanded that the Federal Communications Commission release an uncensored version of its highly redacted decision to fine Google $25,000 for deliberately impeding and delaying its investigation of the Wi-Spy scandal.

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Wi-Spying Broke South Korean Law; Multi-state Probe Continues

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

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Wi-Spying Broke South Korean Law; Multi-state Probe Continues

South Korean police said Thursday that Google broke the country's privacy laws when its Street View cars gathered personal information from private Wi-Fi networks. Meanwhile, in the United States, a spokeswoman for Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen told me in a telephone call that the multi-state investigation into Wi-Spy is ongoing.

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Did Google-Verizon deal scuttle a better Web plan?

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Monday, August 16, 2010

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Did Google-Verizon deal scuttle a better Web plan?

The New York Times reported Monday that Google and Verizon reached their agreement on managing the Internet just as the Federal Communications Commission’s efforts to forge “a stronger agreement” were close to succeeding.

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Google’s net neutrality case fails to convince

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Friday, August 13, 2010

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Google’s net neutrality case fails to convince

As protests against Google’s changing position on net neutrality mount online (here, here and here) and at the company’s Mountain View campus, it's worth parsing the search giant’s official response.

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Google-Verizon blueprint: creeping control of Internet by corporate giants

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

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Google-Verizon blueprint: creeping control of Internet by corporate giants

The Google-Verizon statement on regulating the Internet isn’t business deal, the two companies say. Its a “legislative framework proposal” and a “a path to the open internet.” Web watchers aren’t buying it. It’s an alliance of two companies looking to lock in market advantages with political action.

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