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Google: Yep, our cars steamrolled your privacy

Google: Yep, our cars steamrolled your privacy

A $7 million fine imposed by 38 US states will settle an investigation into Google's grab of private data - including emails, text messages, browsing histories and passwords - from unsecured wireless networks as its cars patrolled neighborhoods, snapping photos around the world.

Warbiking in London - insecure WiFi hotspots exposed [VIDEO]

Warbiking in London - insecure WiFi hotspots exposed [VIDEO]

WiFi security around London is leaving a lot to be desired.

Learn more in our video, and how you can protect yourself better.

Google coder behind Street View data breach named

Google coder behind Street View data breach named

The New York Times claims to have uncovered the identity of the Google software engineer who wrote the code used by Street View cars when they controversially scooped up private Wi-Fi data including emails, text messages, browsing histories and passwords.

Google staff knew for years about Street View data breach

Google staff knew for years about Street View data breach

A Google engineer, responsible for data from wireless WiFi networks via Street View cars, told colleagues as long ago as 2007 that the code was collecting private data including emails, text messages, browsing histories and passwords.

Survey says 70% don't password-protect mobiles: download free Mobile Toolkit

Survey says 70% don't  password-protect mobiles: download free Mobile Toolkit

Have you ever lost your mobile phone? I have. Four times last year. And I am not alone. A recent Sophos survey shows 22% of people admitted to losing theirs. Worse, a whopping 70% of mobile phone users apparently don't use any password protection.