The Google engineer who wrote the code enabling Street View cars to capture data from unprotected wireless networks told fellow engineers and a manager that he had done so, the FCC report says.SAN FRANCISCO — New revelations in a full report detailing the Federal Communications Commission's investigation into Google's Street View service are raising questions about whether the search giant escaped scrutiny for capturing personal information from millions of unknowing households across the nation.
In 2014 and 2015, Verizon caught a lot of attention for doing a couple of very sneaky things. One, they were inserting a little piece of code into all the web traffic on your phone to track your every digital move for advertising purposes. And two, they weren’t letting you opt-out of the tracking, even if you opted out of the ads.
Following the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) complaint against AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) for slowing down data speeds for some of its subscribers a few months ago, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is also deliberating fining the wireless service provider for the same issue.
If you’re going to market “unlimited” wireless data plans, you’d better adequately disclose that, as the name might imply, you’re not selling unfettered access to all the data you could possibly use in a month. Otherwise, you could end up on the hook for millions of dollars in penalties and discounts.
Google didn't hire its first classically trained visual designer until 2006, seven years after its founding. In 2009 it bragged about testing 42 shades of blue for its signature hyperlinks, not to figure out which looked best, but to see which encouraged more people to click.
Despite the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) crackdown on wireless carriers where throttling data is concerned, AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) continues to use its data throttling policy on subscribers with legacy unlimited data plans.
Getty / Justin Sullivan Google suffered a setback in an age discrimination suit this week. A judge ruled that other software engineers over age 40 who interviewed with the company but didn't get hired can step forward and join the lawsuit.
The suit was brought by two job applicants, both over the age of 40, who interviewed but weren't offered jobs.