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Google claims engineers were unaware of Street View data breach

Google claims engineers were unaware of Street View data breach

Google has published sworn declarations from nine engineers, as the company tries to answer claims it orchestrated a cover-up of its collection of personal data from millions of internet users. Nine engineers involved in the controversial Street View project said they were unaware it had been designed to capture private data, including full emails, medical listings and passwords.

Google published the written testimony late on Tuesday, hours after the UK information commissioner launched a fresh investigation into the data collection. It is understood that Google publicly released the documents in response to a Freedom of Information request, not in response to the ICO investigation.

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Josh Halliday | The Guardian | 13th June 2012

FoI by Salmon and Trout Association shows reality of failure on sea lice
control in salmon farms

(S&TA) has today published yet more worrying evidence of widespread failure to control sea lice in the Scottish salmon-farming industry. An analysis by S&TA of the inspections conducted by the Scottish Government’s Fish Health Inspectorate (FHI) of marine salmon farms in Scotland between June and December last year (2011), obtained under Freedom of Information (FoI), shows:

  • of the marine farms inspected over 30% were breaching the industry’s own
    CoGP sea-lice standards during the period for which sea-lice records were
    inspected;
  • either resistance to, of lack of efficacy of, sea-lice treatments was
    recorded at 17% of sites inspected.

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Andrew Graham-Stewart | Argyll News | 13th June 2012



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