Google paid a whopping $7 million as fine to settle a privacy investigation that lasted for three years. The internet giant paid a district of Columbia and another 38 states. The case involves the Google Street View cars.
In the case against Google, the Street View cars gathered private informations and passwords from the wireless networks that it passed by from 2008 until 2010.
Google defended its side saying that the incident was merely an error. They said that a computer code which is only an experiment accidentally gathered the private informations as well . . . → Read More: Google Fines $7 Million to Settle Privacy Investigation Case
The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) is seeks to fine the search engine giant Google Inc. $25,000 because of not cooperating with the investigation into the company’s gathered personal data through wireless networks.
Google impeded and delayed the probe for a couple of months, which involved, SMS, e-mail, as well as other private information obtained in association with Google’s Street View location service, based on an FCC filing on April 13.
Having a market value reaching $203.5 billion, Google protected its intervention with the agency.
“We worked in good faith to answer the FCC’s questions throughout the inquiry, and we’re pleased . . . → Read More: FCC Fines Google $25,000 for Not Cooperating to Investigation
Battery life is one of the troubles for the big mobile revolution and ever-present computing. A smartphone fights to make it through just one day and the introduction of even more great processors might make life bad.
Consequently, a bright discovery by a graduate student that might double the battery life of a smartphone sounds like a winner. Scientific American reports on the creation by Justin Manweiler, a Duke University researcher and a computer science graduate student at Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering.
“Mobile devices today waste a lot of energy searching for a WiFi signal . . . → Read More: Latest Invention Could Double Battery Life