Google’s street view is a well known feature for it’s users.
Street view is captured by it’s special equipment which can be attached to a vehicle(car) and this vehicle roam around the city and capture with it’s stereo cameras attached to it.
During 2008 to 2010 Google While capturing the location, it also captured the wi-fi networks and users’ personal information, URLs, passwords etc. Initially, Google said it “collected only fragments of payload data,” but it later said it collected entire e-mails, URLs, and passwords.
Google paid $7million over a privacy-related complaint regarding its Street View mapping service.
As part of today’s settlement, Google must destroy the data it gathered during that time period. It must also run, for at least 10 years, a training program for employees about privacy and confidentiality of user data, as well as a public campaign to educate consumers about how best to secure their wireless networks.