Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Google in trouble, acknowledges spying on passwords, emails of users

Things could not have gone worse for the search engine major Google as it has finally acknowledged that it was spying on the emails and passwords of the users across Britain. This is definitely a major security breach and as is to be expected, Google is having a hard time giving proper explanation.

However, Google has already apologized for the reported incident and claimed that it has unwittingly downloaded personal data from wireless networks when its vehicles were driving down residential roads for taking photos for its Street View project. Most of the data, as the company informed, is fragmentary but in a few cases, web addresses, emails and even passwords of users were captured. However, Alan Eustace, Google’s Vice-President of engineering and research said that they were quick to delete those data and thereby they had managed to overcome a serious security related crisis.


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