Invasion-of-privacy suits against Google over its Wi-Fi snooping got a big boost Friday when the company admitted it had "mistakenly" captured entire e-mails, e-mail addresses and passwords in some cases. The company, which previously had said it believed only "fragments" of data had been captured, said through a senior VP it was "mortified" by the discovery. The data was gathered by Google's Street View cars, which travel streets around the globe taking pictures and collecting information for online maps.
Google Admits It 'Mistakenly' Captured E-Mails, E-Mail Addresses, Passwords
October 25, 2010