Google Street View Cars Get ‘Viewed’ with Rigor by the Federal Government


A probe has been ordered upon the Google’s Streetview application by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

The Streetview cars application of Google has been in the controversial soup last month for collecting passwords, mail ids, and personal credentials of people through wireless applications. The FCC chief of the Enforcement Bureau, Michele Ellison confirmed that the bureau is entrusted with the task to judge whether this violated the provisions of the communications act

The Streetview is the last layer which can be zoomed in the Google maps. The images displayed are mostly taken in personal using WiFi systems and Cameras. The Street view applications have created uproar in countries like US, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Span and France in the recent past.

Google had admitted its failure in collection of huge data from the WiFi networks, but assured to get back right with necessary amendments. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ended the trial against Google in this case.

FTC had been assured of the protection of payload data gathered by the Google services. Google has affirmed that it will not use the data for present or future services. The sister agency of FTC namely the Federal Communications Commission entrusted with the overlooking of public networks has started the investigations against Google. The agency’s spokesperson has conveyed the decision for the investigation to provide the consumers a fair verdict.

The House Commerce Committee welcomed the decision as represented by Edward Markey, one of its ranking members. He appreciated the effort of the FCC to probe the matter. He also offered his rigorous monitoring over the developments in the case to protect the credentials of the consumers such login details and personal data from the WiFi networks.

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