Google aware of wireless data scoop

A Google engineer who wrote a computer program capable of collecting personal data from people’s home wireless networks, told at least two other Google employees about it, although the company asserted it did not know, a US government report shows.

The fact was revealed in a Federal Communications Commission’s investigation, but had been redacted out by the FCC when it released its report two weeks ago. Google released the report itself over the weekend, with only names and telephone numbers blacked out.

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