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More Bad News For Google Maps Fans: Street View Broke British Law

More Bad News For Google Maps Fans: Street View Broke British Law

Two weeks ago, a Canadian court found Google guilty of breaking privacy laws when its Street View vehicles collected data from wifi networks as they roamed the Great White North. Now, there's more bad news for Google, and possibly for the people who depend on Google Maps: a British court has issued... read more

November 4, 2010 by  - 0
 
Alpine Blackbird Portable Navigation System

Walmart, Starbucks Most Popular Nav-System Destinations

When in unfamiliar areas, drivers like finding pizza, Starbucks, and Walmart, and drivers in sprawling Phoenix are much more likely than those elsewhere to go out of their... read more March 11, 2010 by  0


 
Loose all-weather floor mat jams accelerator pedal. Photo: NHTSA

Black Box Recorders Might Prove Useful In Toyota Cases

If you have a vehicle that's less than five years old, it likely has a black-box data recorder that—like it or not—is making a running log of what's going on. That... read more February 18, 2010 by  2


 
Empty billboard

Driver Distraction Alert: Like Google Ads, But With Billboards

Targeted ads on the Internet—for a product related to what you're reading about—are one thing. But what about targeted ads on billboards, using data about what kind of... read more October 1, 2009 by  0


 
Google Maps traffic - New York area

Google Maps Your Commute, Takes To The Side Streets

Google this week took one more step toward data domination—this one bolstering its Google Maps traffic data—and it could eventually have far-reaching consequences for the... read more August 27, 2009 by  1


 
GPS satellite

London Tries Anti-Speeding Black Box

By many accounts Britain is already a surveillance society, with a frighteningly high level of personal data collection and tracking. So somehow it's not too surprising that... read more July 8, 2009 by  2


 
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