News Google Escapes Its Biggest Privacy Scandal Virtually Unscathed

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$13 million? Bah, that's a drop in the bucket/slap on the wrist and Google will more than likely make more money with that data gathered than what they're sued for. It's like when they sue the casinos up around me for not paying out enough. They make more money than what the fines are.
 
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Google at the time said that the data was collected accidentally when it was trying to collect Wi-Fi names and MAC addresses. Wi-Fi names and MAC address are typically collected for tracking users in order to serve them more targeted advertising. Google claimed that it didn’t use any of the data for business purposes.
So they claim they only intended to collect network names and MAC addresses, for the purposes of their business (advertising). But not for business purposes.

I am impressed anyone thought that made sense. Equally impressed they want us to believe they ACCIDENTALLY collected a crapload of other data. Google constantly does crap like this and then says "oops it was a mistake lulz" and then they reimplement it in a couple years when everyone has forgotten. "We deleted some "private" Docs we scanned that had wrongthink in them, oops it was a mistake." Waiting for that one to come back.
 

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