Google's data collection effort was tied to its Street View project, which sought to enhance its Google Maps platform by deploying a fleet of vehicles nationwide to photograph residences, businesses and other improvements in municipal neighborhoods. Full Story >
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Four people have been shot in an condominium complex, according to MetroSafe. MetroSafe confirmed the shooting was reported at 4:27 p.m. Wednesday in the Lakeview condominium complex,Full Story >
According to MetroSafe, the shooting was reported at 4:27 p.m. Wednesday in the Lakeview condominium complex in the 1900 block of Gardiner Lane.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:09 PM EDT2013-06-20 00:09:49 GMT
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is urging Ohio to scrap a plan that could put a highway through a beloved 80-acre wooded area that residents of the village of Mariemont use for hiking andFull Story >
Founded in the 1920's, Mariemont is a historical part of Hamilton County with a hometown charm. Residents now fear that charm will disappear if the state gets their way.Full Story >
Vince Flynn, a best-selling author of political thriller novels, has died at age 47 after a two-year battle with prostate cancer.Full Story >
Best-selling author Vince Flynn, who wrote the Mitch Rapp counterterrorism thriller series and sold more than 15 million books in the U.S. alone, died Wednesday in Minnesota.Full Story >
Texas, along with 37 other states and the District of Columbia, resolved a lengthy investigation into Google's collection of personal information from unsecured wireless routers at private residences and businesses.
Under the agreement, Google must pay $7 million to the states involved in the investigation. They are also required to destroy all the data that was collected.
According to Greg Abbott, the Attorney General of Texas, the information included e-mail and search histories.
"For two years, Google violated Texans' privacy rights and secretly collected personal information from their wireless routers," said Abbott. "Today's agreement requires Google to destroy any personal data that was improperly collected and imposes important new privacy protections that govern the Street View program going forward."
Google initially denied that its Street View vehicles were retrieving the information, but later admitted that it had "mistakenly" engaged in the practice.
The data collection was tied to the Street View project, which seeks to enhance the Google Maps platform by sending out vehicles across the nation to photograph residences, businesses and other improvements in neighborhoods.
According to the investigation, while the properties were being photographed, the Street View vehicles were also outfitted with special devices to scan and store data from wireless networks that were not password protected.
Google initially maintained that no emails, web search histories or other personal information was collected by the vehicles, and that the collected information was limited to data that identified the existence and location of a wireless network.
However, the State's investigation showed that Google also collected data that was transmitted by these wireless networks from 2010 to 2012.
In addition to the $7 million fine and destruction of data, Google must also notify users and obtain consent before collecting additional data, implement an employee training program highlighting network users' privacy and develop a public service campaign to educate network users about how to better secure their personal information while using wireless networks.
If you have a wireless network in your home, the attorney general recommends you secure the network with a password and activate encryption features.
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:29 AM EDT2013-06-19 13:29:19 GMT
NEW WEST MINISTER, CANADA (WAVE) - A second grader with a disability was seemingly shunned during a class picture. For Anne Belanger, the photo was completely unacceptable. Her son, Miles, was pushedFull Story >
A second grader with a disability was seemingly shunned during a photo shoot at his elementary school.Full Story >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:03 GMT
The "Prescription Product" line will be discontinued from national retail company, Urban Outfitters, following a plea from 24 Attorney Generals last month, including Ohio's Attorney General, Mike DeWineFull Story >
The "Prescription Product" line will be discontinued from national retail company, Urban Outfitters, following a plea from 24 Attorney Generals last month, including Ohio's Attorney General, Mike DeWine and Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:47:57 GMT
DENVER (KUSA/CNN) - A military widow wants to know why another woman's name is engraved on her husband's headstone. She discovered the mistake while visiting his grave at Fort Logan Cemetery in Denver. "IFull Story >
A military widow wants to know why another woman's name is engraved on her husband's headstone.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:23 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:23:12 GMT
(CNN) – More than 23,000 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled on fears they may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. The recalled cases come from the National Beef Packing Company, basedFull Story >
More than 23,000 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled on fears they may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:15 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:15:45 GMT
Police are trying to identify two victims following an assault in Clifton. Authorities say that two men assaulted a victim, took the victim's wallet and used the victim's bank card. The assault occurredFull Story >
Police have arrested two teenagers following an assault in Clifton. Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 3:39 PM EDT2013-06-19 19:39:28 GMT
Police are in the 2400 block of Canterbury Avenue in Golf Manor investigating the report of two people shot. Few details are available at this time but canine units and an ambulance are on the scene. FOX19Full Story >
Golf Manor police officer Michael Forrest says an unknown individual went to the rear of the home and from the back patio shot several rounds into the bedroom. Full Story >
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