Google logging wireless network information

Google has stirred up a lot of trouble with their street view project. They've been sued for driving up a couples private drive and snapping a photo of their house and they even started blurring faces in response to privacy complaints. Now the German government is investigating Google stating that as the street view cars trolled along they were collecting wireless network names and MAC addresses of the wireless devices.

Germany's Federal Commissioner for Data Protection Peter Schaar says, "I am appalled… I call upon Google to delete previously unlawfully collected personal data on the wireless network immediately and stop the rides for Street View," according to German broadcaster ARD.

Google CEO Eric Schmidt recently said internet users shouldn't worry about privacy unless they have something to hide.

Updated: Article updated to remove an inaccuracy.

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