Snooping

Picture taken on March 3, 2010 shows the camera of a street-view car, used to photograph whole streets, on the Google street-view stand at the world's biggest high-tech fair, the CeBIT in the northern German city of Hanover. (Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images)

High Court Rejects Google Appeal In ‘Street View’ Snooping Case

The Supreme Court has declined to hear Google’s appeal of a ruling that it pried into people’s online lives through their Wi-Fi systems as part of its drive to collect information for its Street View mapping project.

06/30/2014

Picture taken on March 3, 2010 shows the camera of a street-view car, used to photograph whole streets, on the Google street-view stand at the world's biggest high-tech fair, the CeBIT in the northern German city of Hanover. (Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images)

Appeals Court Affirms Decision Against Google In ‘Street View’ Privacy Suit

A federal appeals court has affirmed a judge’s decision that Google overstepped its bounds by enabling its vehicles to collect emails, Internet passwords and Web surfing behavior while photographing neighborhoods for the search giant’s popular “Street View” mapping feature.

09/10/2013

A PG&E SmartMeter (CBS)

PG&E Execs Knew About Social Media Snooping Over SmartMarters

The former Pacific Gas and Electric Co. employee who spied on SmartMeter opponents did not act alone, according to California energy regulators.

04/26/2012

A PG&E SmartMeter. (CBS)

PG&E Documents Show SmartMeter Snooping Widely Shared

Despite Pacific Gas & Electric claims he acted alone, internal documents show information from online snooping by a former executive was widely shared with employees at the San Francisco-based utility.

CBS San Francisco–12/14/2010

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