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(France 24)   Google ordered to turn over Street View data. "Failure to do so would mean a daily fine of $50,000, up to a maximum of $500,000." Yeah, that'll larn 'em   (france24.com ) divider line 62
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2013-11-10 12:33:33 PM  
The Data Wars, begun they have.
 
2013-11-10 02:27:00 PM  
Why turn it over ? Street view is available to everyone.
 
2013-11-10 03:53:08 PM  

sithon: Why turn it over ? Street view is available to everyone.


If only there was a company that could help them search for this data.
 
2013-11-10 04:51:33 PM  
www.hoax-slayer.com
 
2013-11-10 04:57:45 PM  
That'll put a momentary dent into the Google breakroom snacks.
 
2013-11-10 05:20:00 PM  

sithon: Why turn it over ? Street view is available to everyone.


Data that was snooped from unprotected networks isn't available to everyone.
 
2013-11-10 05:24:13 PM  
If Google is smart, they simply remove Brazil from street view entirely, and when the Brazilian populace responds negatively, tell them to talk to their own government.
 
2013-11-10 05:53:38 PM  

BizarreMan: sithon: Why turn it over ? Street view is available to everyone.

Data that was snooped from unprotected networks isn't available to everyone.


Something that was publicly available isn't available for the public to get themselves?
 
2013-11-10 05:53:49 PM  
Yes they should do it and abide by accidental wiretapping laws.

/Please ignore that police car that is spewing out a very strong wifi signal in order to scrape all access points and snoop any open ones.
//These Google terrorists will be brought down and pay the fine of what is .000004 cents to them
 
2013-11-10 06:01:09 PM  

LazarusLong42: If Google is smart, they simply remove Brazil from street view

Google Maps and Google Earth entirely, and when the Brazilian populace responds negatively, tell them to talk to their own government.

Brazil, you're nothing to me.
 
2013-11-10 06:01:59 PM  
Jeez. If they pay that, they'll have to skip the company pizza party this month.
 
2013-11-10 06:28:50 PM  
I really want to know what is going on in Brazil. First we find out the NSA is snooping on brazilians, and now this silliness. I may have missed something, but what has Brazil been up to that warrants all this attention?
 
2013-11-10 06:47:41 PM  

simplicimus: I really want to know what is going on in Brazil. First we find out the NSA is snooping on brazilians, and now this silliness. I may have missed something, but what has Brazil been up to that warrants all this attention?


They're doing all kinds of things in Brazil!  With wax!

/didn't say they were bad things
 
2013-11-10 06:57:14 PM  

shanrick: [www.hoax-slayer.com image 590x469]


That's an interesting picture splice.
 
2013-11-10 07:05:55 PM  
They could just tell them, "Hey, man, Google doesn't have to work in Brazil you know."
 
2013-11-10 07:12:36 PM  

simplicimus: I really want to know what is going on in Brazil. First we find out the NSA is snooping on brazilians, and now this silliness. I may have missed something, but what has Brazil been up to that warrants all this attention?


ABIN (Agência Brasileira de Inteligência) just wants a cheap route to spy on its citizens so it can match the SSID "IAMTHEONEWHOKNOCKS" up with a MAC address and geocoordinates, but instead of paying out for it like a nice little fledgling agency in a supposedly capitalist country, they are going to try and punish those who did the actual footwork.
 
2013-11-10 07:21:45 PM  
A) It would probably cost them more than $500,000 just to gather all the data.

B) How would you deliver it?  I would suggest 5 billion 1.44 MB disks

C) The amount sounds like a troll request for settlement - "Yeah, so it appears you downloaded "Shepherds and their horny sheep VI". which we are all too happy to point out to every one you know, and is in violation of our copyright.  Just filing the paper work will cost you about $3000 so lets say we settle at $2000 and everyone walks away happy, hmmmm?"
 
2013-11-10 07:27:31 PM  
Why put a cap on the fine?
 
2013-11-10 07:32:39 PM  
BAD Google, BAD.

/please don't delete me from the internet
 
2013-11-10 07:41:41 PM  
$50,000 a day?  That's like lunch money for those guys.
 
2013-11-10 07:47:23 PM  
Here's your 500K
Here's 500K more because we love you
Here's 500K because you're a dumb arse.
Here's 500K just so we can laugh at you.
Here's 500K because our money counting machine's bearing is smoking.
Here's 500K because...
Here's 500K because...
Here's 500K because...
Here's 500K to hire somebody to think of more reasons why we owe you more money.
Here's 500K because, fark you. That's why.

GM street view is the most useless  feature on the platform.
 
2013-11-10 07:47:35 PM  

Cpl.D: BizarreMan: sithon: Why turn it over ? Street view is available to everyone.

Data that was snooped from unprotected networks isn't available to everyone.

Something that was publicly available isn't available for the public to get themselves?



Yeah, time isn't linear, man! Like, it's all a conspiracy by Big Clock!
 
2013-11-10 08:05:51 PM  
I just checked my Google Blogger blog, and it seems Google has changed all the ads to say "Brazil is full of smelly rude brown people."

And the Google logo on the search page has changed to "BRAZIL SUCKS".

I tried emailing a friend of mine in Brazil via gmail to ask her what was going on, and gmail came back with "error 4.3.0: don't feel like sending email to Brazil right now."

And check out this screenshot from Google Maps:

img.fark.net

I think Brazil just pissed off the wrong all-powerful evil empire.
 
2013-11-10 08:16:39 PM  
blender61:

GM street view is the most useless  feature on the platform.

I use the hell out of it.  When I am going somewhere I haven't been, I go to Street View and backtrack a bit so I can get a feel for landmarks in the area, since numbers are usually just about impossible to read while trying to drive... in the day.  Impossible at night.
 
2013-11-10 08:30:06 PM  

jigger: They could just tell them, "Hey, man, Google doesn't have to work in Brazil you know."


They don't like being reminded that we own all of this by virtue of developing it.
 
2013-11-10 08:35:20 PM  
Pffft.  They can find that much in the couch at the Google office.
 
2013-11-10 08:44:27 PM  
A maximum of $500,000... They have that in the snack machines in the break room.
 
2013-11-10 08:56:33 PM  
I guess they could drop off a pile of reel to reel tapes encoded in EBCDIC.
 
2013-11-10 09:09:04 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: I guess they could drop off a pile of reel to reel tapes encoded in EBCDIC.


Plenty of 360/370 computer code still in existence.
 
2013-11-10 09:26:18 PM  
What happens if they just don't pay?  Serious question.  It doesn't seem like there's much Brazil could do except forbid Google from operating there (fat chance) since it's a US-based company.
 
2013-11-10 09:36:32 PM  

jigger: They could just tell them, "Hey, man, Google doesn't have to work in Brazil you know."


blog.slangmag.com
 
2013-11-10 09:36:45 PM  
Limit yourself to three voices and I'll consider being impressed.
 
2013-11-10 09:37:49 PM  

Reverend Monkeypants: Limit yourself to three voices and I'll consider being impressed.


Mmmmm wrong thread
 
2013-11-10 09:38:01 PM  

JesusJuice: What happens if they just don't pay?  Serious question.  It doesn't seem like there's much Brazil could do except forbid Google from operating there (fat chance) since it's a US-based company.


Google has offices in Brazil.  I'm sure they could just seize Google assets there.  They probably have more than $500k in Brazilian blanks to make payroll, etc.  Even if they don't have the liquid assets, they could seize money collected in Brazil.
 
2013-11-10 09:52:52 PM  

Mister Peejay: blender61:

GM street view is the most useless  feature on the platform.

I use the hell out of it.  When I am going somewhere I haven't been, I go to Street View and backtrack a bit so I can get a feel for landmarks in the area, since numbers are usually just about impossible to read while trying to drive... in the day.  Impossible at night.


same here. i also have to occasionally photograph vehicles featuring our companies products, and there is nothing better than GM Streetview to scout for locations.
 
2013-11-10 10:04:32 PM  

Reverend Monkeypants: Limit yourself to three voices and I'll consider being impressed.


Spread cheese on the hood and I'll reconsider your application anew.
 
2013-11-10 10:36:20 PM  

JesusJuice: What happens if they just don't pay?  Serious question.  It doesn't seem like there's much Brazil could do except forbid Google from operating there (fat chance) since it's a US-based company.


Google has centers of operations in Brazil.  They are also have market interest in Brazil, as their social network Orkut is majority populated by Brazilians.  The fine isn't that steep for Google, but its essentially a payday for Brazil because Google isn't likely to risk there operations in Brazil.
 
2013-11-10 10:39:25 PM  

ZeroCorpse: Jeez. If they pay that, they'll have to skip the company pizza party this monthFriday.

 
2013-11-10 10:40:54 PM  

Fizpez: How would you deliver it? I would suggest 5 billion 1.44 MB disks


As a disk-spanning ZIP archive.
 
2013-11-10 11:00:05 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Fizpez: How would you deliver it? I would suggest 5 billion 1.44 MB disks

As a disk-spanning ZIP archive.


How about a really big G-Drive?
 
2013-11-10 11:03:31 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Fizpez: How would you deliver it? I would suggest 5 billion 1.44 MB disks

As a disk-spanning ZIP archive.


Eeeeeeviiiiilllllll!  I like it!

/oh, is disk 1,565,678,034 missing a few bits?  did you try reading it again?
 
2013-11-10 11:26:16 PM  

blue_2501: ArcadianRefugee: Fizpez: How would you deliver it? I would suggest 5 billion 1.44 MB disks

As a disk-spanning ZIP archive.

Eeeeeeviiiiilllllll!  I like it!

/oh, is disk 1,565,678,034 missing a few bits?  did you try reading it again?


Worse: put it on ZIP drives.

/click
//click
///click
////FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
 
2013-11-10 11:36:21 PM  

Marine1: blue_2501: ArcadianRefugee: Fizpez: How would you deliver it? I would suggest 5 billion 1.44 MB disks

As a disk-spanning ZIP archive.

Eeeeeeviiiiilllllll!  I like it!

/oh, is disk 1,565,678,034 missing a few bits?  did you try reading it again?

Worse: put it on ZIP drives.

/click
//click
///click
////FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU


Punch cards...
 
2013-11-10 11:49:04 PM  
To paraphrase Randy Moss, Google shakes their dick at $500K
 
2013-11-10 11:50:38 PM  

LazarusLong42: If Google is smart, they simply remove Brazil from street view entirely, and when the Brazilian populace responds negatively, tell them to talk to their own government.


You think the people of Brazil are happy an American company has all that supposedly private information? Google is not Brazilian.
 
2013-11-10 11:58:54 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: LazarusLong42: If Google is smart, they simply remove Brazil from street view entirely, and when the Brazilian populace responds negatively, tell them to talk to their own government.

You think the people of Brazil are happy an American company has all that supposedly private information? Google is not Brazilian.


So what is Brazil going to do when they get their own internet up and running? Ban Google?
 
2013-11-11 12:21:20 AM  

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: I just checked my Google Blogger blog, and it seems Google has changed all the ads to say "Brazil is full of smelly rude brown people."

And the Google logo on the search page has changed to "BRAZIL SUCKS".

I tried emailing a friend of mine in Brazil via gmail to ask her what was going on, and gmail came back with "error 4.3.0: don't feel like sending email to Brazil right now."

And check out this screenshot from Google Maps:

[img.fark.net image 850x629]

I think Brazil just pissed off the wrong all-powerful evil empire.


God, I *wish* Google would so stuff like that.

When Oracle sued them over Java patents, Google should have said "Okay, while this lawsuit is in progress, we're going to de-list all Oracle websites, all Oracle subsidiaries, and all Oracle partners from Google. We're also going to block all traffic to Google from any of  the networks belonging to those same companies."

If I ran Google, I would threaten EVERY company that farked with us with a total "Google blackout". Because screw them.

Not that Google is saintly or anything, but they ARE much more rational than almost any of the other big tech companies. Has Google actually sued anybody for patent infringement? I honestly don't know.
 
2013-11-11 12:37:06 AM  
They'll close down the Google and sell all the kids to science.
 
2013-11-11 01:16:40 AM  

Marine1: blue_2501: ArcadianRefugee: Fizpez: How would you deliver it? I would suggest 5 billion 1.44 MB disks

As a disk-spanning ZIP archive.

Eeeeeeviiiiilllllll!  I like it!

/oh, is disk 1,565,678,034 missing a few bits?  did you try reading it again?

Worse: put it on ZIP drives.

/click
//click
///click
////FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU


On a computer with Windows ME installed, and it's all in binary.
 
2013-11-11 01:55:19 AM  
mp3.uzhgorod.name
 
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