Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Google Fined $189K by German Privacy Authority

David Meyer, Gigaom:

Google has been hit with a €145,000 ($189,000) fine in Germany over the “negligent” collection of people’s personal data by Google’s Street View cars. The fine was levied by Hamburg’s data protection chief, Johannes Caspar, who made it very clear that he wished he could fine the company more.

Driving around in a car with a 360° camera, and slurping and storing data from unprotected WiFi networks? Now that’s creepy.