26 10, 2010
In a new report on its blog , network security firm Arbor Networks has revealed that the giant Google now amazingly represents 6.4 per cent of total global internet traffic through its sites Google Search, YouTube, Orkut, Adwords, Analytics and Gmail. Arbor Networks also added that if Google were an ISP (Internet Service Provider), it would be the second largest ISP in the world. “Keep in mind that these numbers represent increased market share — Google is growing considerably faster than overall Internet volumes which are already increasing 40-45 per cent each year,” the company explained.
21 10, 2010
Google's Street View cars, the vehicles which the company uses to create its Street View virtual mapping service on Google Maps, got into trouble as governments around the globe accused them of violating privacy laws. Back in May, Germany realized that the cars were scanning unsecured Wi-Fi networks and collecting private user data. South Korea was next. It was only a matter of time that Canada and Spain would complain over privacy issues as well.