There was a lot of brouhaha last month over reports that Google had been collecting private data transmitted via unsecured wireless networks on the company’s Street View vehicles. While Google confessed that the company had indeed breached on private information, the company said that the data collection occurred unintentionally and there was a software error in the episode.
Following the breach and the negative publicity that followed, Google has now annouced that the company is hiring leading Internet security firm, Stroz Friedberg to look into the software issues that led to the private data to be collected in the first place.
A report is expected by the end of this week.[via NASDAQ]