engine - 10:52 am on May 15, 2010 (gmt 0)
Google admits wi-fi data collection blunder [news.bbc.co.uk]
Google has admitted that for the past three years it has wrongly collected information people have sent over unencrypted wi-fi networks.
The issue came to light after German authorities asked to audit the data the company's Street View cars gathered as they took photos viewed on Google maps.
Google said during a review it found it had "been mistakenly collecting samples of payload data from open networks".
The admission will increase concerns about potential privacy breaches.