Remember a few years ago when Google got itself in that whole little Street-View-cars-collecting-personal-Wi-Fi-network-data debacle? Well, it looks like the case is finally being settled, and it’s not just the people who had their privacy stripped before their very eyes that are benefitting—everyone gets a piece of the pie! Because in addition to being fined $7 million (the same amount literally burned every week after management has their giant-pool-of-money bath), Google is being forced to teach everyone about a little something they like to call “passwords.” In order to prevent the damage done by the cars snooping on other people’s networks—which they claimed was done under the instruction of a rogue engineer—from ever happening again, Google’s first step will be to start an annual “privacy week event” for its employees.
About Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.