herb - 4:36 am on Oct 23, 2010 (gmt 0)
Google acknowledged Friday the cars it uses to collect data for its online mapping service had gathered entire emails and passwords.
The development comes as Google faces heightened regulatory scrutiny around the world prompted by revelations in May that its cars had collected personal data from unsecured wireless networks while taking photos for its Street View mapping service. Google initially said the data was fragmentary, but external reviews discovered that some of the data was more complete than expected.
Scott Morrison and Andrew Morse, Dow Jones Newswires