March 30, 2011
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski will face tough questions about his investigation into a privacy breach by Google during a House hearing on Wednesday, according to a House aide.
The aide said Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ga.) is expected to question Genachowski on an apparently-lagging FCC probe into the infamous Google Wi-Fi data breach. The FCC probe was announced to great fanfare in November but has yet to produce any publicly available results.
During what privacy groups dubbed the “Wi-Spy” breach, Google collected and stored private data from unencrypted Wi-Fi networks, including passwords and e-mails.