The news just doesn't get any better for Google as it continues to feel the heat from regulators around the world over the interception of private Wi-Fi data by its Street View cars.
The latest? After an inspection of Wi-Fi data amassed by Google's snooping cars, French data protection agency CNIL says that it included passwords for e-mail and other accounts, extracted e-mail messages, as well as medical and banking information.
While not quite a moving apology, Google CEO Eric Schmidt's admission to the Financial Times that the company made mistakes in collecting data from private Wi-Fi networks is about as close as we're likely to get.
"We screwed up," he said about the interception of personal data by Google's Street View cars. "Let's be very clear about that. If you are honest about your mistakes it is the best defense for it not happening again."