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  • casp321 casp321 Jan 16, 2013 8:31 AM Flag

    Hacker Marius Milner secretly intercepted WiFi data as the firm’s Street View

    Hacker Marius Milner identified as Google’s personal data cropping engineer
    May 1, 2012

    Google Street View is a service highlighted in Google Maps and Google Earth that offers panoramic views of streets. It launched in 2007 in the United States and has expanded to many cities and rural areas worldwide. The project ambitiously maps the world’s streets with photographs while accumulating data about local wireless networks to bulk location-based searches.

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    • Re: As part of nondisclosure agreements, NetStumbler could not be resold
      casp321 by casp321 . Jun 13, 2012

      Denials Over Google Street View

      By EDWARD WYATT | New York Times –

      Google has long prided itself on not being a conventional company. But there is one characteristic it apparently shares with the most sclerotic bureaucracy: the willingness of its employees to say, “Not my job.”

      The company on Tuesday released a trove of documents related to a federal investigation of its Street View mapping project. Although the project was intended to photograph the world’s streets, from 2007 to 2010 Google gathered unencrypted Internet data from wireless networks, including the content of private communications, as its specially equipped cars passed through neighborhoods.

      Among the documents released Tuesday are sworn declarations by nine people — their names and titles redacted but most of whom appear to be Google engineers — who said they were not aware of the data collection either because it was not part of their job or they did not review the project documentation, even when it was provided to them.

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      • Re: Google, Street View, Marius, and MORE!
        casp321 by casp321 . Jan 13, 2013 8:51 AM . Permalink
        Re: As part of nondisclosure agreements, NetStumbler could not be resold casp321 by casp32...
        Re: As part of nondisclosure agreements, NetStumbler could not be resold
        casp321 by casp321 . May 6, 2012 10:32 AM

        Wayne Slavin

        July 19, 2004
        What is NetStumbler?
        [Wayne Slavin] NetStumbler is a wireless tool that allows you to detect wireless networks. It was written by my friend Marius Milner.

        Wayne Slavin
        July 19, 2004
        [Q] Your site describes NetStumbler as "beggarware." What does that mean?

        [A by Wayne Slavin] It means you don't have to pay for a license to use it. The program contains information about the (software) drivers for many wireless cards. That information was obtained under nondisclosure agreements with the manufacturers. As part of those agreements, NetStumbler cannot be resold.

        Sun 1 Feb 2004
        Source Code

        Posted in FAQ by mariusm #
        Q: Can I see the NetStumbler source code? Is it open source?

        A: NetStumbler is not open source. Indeed it contains a lot of code that was developed under Non-Disclosure Agreements, and the source cannot be released to the general public - if I do so then several teams of lawyers will show up on my doorstep.

 
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