frontpage - 11:39 pm on May 14, 2010 (gmt 0)
A Google spokesperson said the Street View cars have been collecting the information since 2006 in more than 30 countries.
"As soon as we became aware of this problem, we grounded our Street View cars and segregated the data on our network, which we then disconnected to make it inaccessible," Google's Eustace said, noting that Google had "failed badly" in maintaining its users trust.
"It's now clear that we have been mistakenly collecting samples of payload data from open (i.e. non-password-protected) WiFi networks," Google Senior VP of Engineering and Research Alan Eustace said in a post on Google's official blog on Friday.
Did you notice that Google made no mention of deleting the data?
Google in reality is just a spy agency.