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Google Street View Captures Dead Body on Brazilian Street

Google Street View Captures Dead Body on Brazilian Street

Yesterday marked the launch of Google Street View in Brazil, and it doesn't look like everything went as well as the company probably would have liked. Not only did the Google Street View vehicle capture a couple of dead bodies on the side of one road, but it's actually the second image to show such a scene in Brazil. While this isn't the first time a dead body has shown up in a Google Street View sweep, that previous time had a happy ending, where the body turned out to be a girl that was simply playing a prank. That doesn't seem to be the case this time around.

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Google to Face Spanish Judge in October Over WiFi Data Collection

Google to Face Spanish Judge in October Over WiFi Data Collection

It's been going on for a few months now. We've seen government agencies, like the FTC, as well as entire governments get involved, and now Google is being summoned by a judge in Spain to sort out this whole fiasco. At least, as it relates to those in Spain. The reason? That data that Google collected from WiFi locations all over the place, is apparently still rubbing folks the wrong way. We saw the results over in South Korea, and now it's Spain's turn to dive in.

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Google’s Seoul Office Raided by Police

Google’s Seoul Office Raided by Police

Whether or not Google is having a good week in the eyes of the media is anyone's guess at this point, but this one will definitely get a check-mark in the "no" category. According to Reuters, the search giant is getting in even more trouble due to their whole "collecting WiFi" debacle. Back in May, the FTC was actually called on to investigate Google, based on the claims that the company was snagging WiFi information while they went around taking photographs for their Street View. And now the allegations are back, but this time in South Korea.

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Google Denies Testing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Street View

Google Denies Testing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Street View

While Google may be working with Verizon to make sure that the Internet remains open, that's not stopping them from getting entangled in a terrifying story involving Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and invading people's privacy. But, considering it involves Google Maps, Street View, and crazy little gadgets flying around photographing updated images of all things public, why wouldn't it freak people out? No fear though, as Google has responded, and said they aren't using spy drones to take pictures.

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