May have been “duped” by a multitude of data gobblers to whom money is the only truth
In light of the recent FCC report on Google outlining the fact that the company had deliberately captured people’s WiFi payload data with its roaming Street View cars, European privacy regulators now say that they feel misled by Google.
“Well, deceived is a big word—maybe somewhat duped,” wrote Ulrich Kühn, a spokesperson for the Hamburg data protection authority, in an e-mail to Ars. The Hamburg DPA has led the investigation in Germany, since Google’s German corporate headquarters are located there.
“Google always admitted just as much as they were forced to by hard evidence,” Kühn added. (Google did not immediately respond to our request for comment.)