Take stock – June 7

Australia announced a police investigation Sunday into whether Google illegally collected private information from wireless networks, becoming at least the second country to probe the Internet giant’s Street View mapping service.

STORK’S WOK ASIAN MEAL AND CATERING

2010 27th Ave.

Delburne

403-506-6561

• Owners

Berlie and James Stork

• Type of business

Restaurant with dine-in, take-out and catering service.

• Opening date

May 8

GRIZZLY AUTOMOTIVE

4705 49th Ave.

Red Deer

403-391-8309

• Owner

David Miazga

• Type of business

Auto repair shop dealing with all makes and models of North American and European vehicles.

• Opening date

March 14

New business that have opened in Central Alberta within the past three months and wish to be listed here can send their information to Harley Richards by email (hrichards@bprda.wpengine.com) or fax (403-341-6560).


Australia investigates google

Australia announced a police investigation Sunday into whether Google illegally collected private information from wireless networks, becoming at least the second country to probe the Internet giant’s Street View mapping service.

The Australian investigation comes as more regulators and consumers watchdogs around the world are complaining that Google doesn’t take people’s privacy seriously enough. Google maintains that its users’ privacy is one of the company’s highest priorities.

The probe follows questions over whether Google employees taking photographs for Street View illegally collected private information from wireless networks.

Last month, Google acknowledged it had mistakenly collected fragments of data over public Wi-Fi networks in more than 30 countries while it was taking pictures of neighbourhoods for the Street View feature. Google discovered the problem after German regulators launched an inquiry.


Yahoo completes bridge to Facebook

Yahoo Inc.’s latest facelift will include a Facebook touchup. As part of changes this week, Yahoo will import personal updates from Facebook’s social network for users who want a bridge between two of the world’s most popular websites. The Facebook link will need to be turned on by each Yahoo user.

The updates, known as a “news feed” in Facebook’s parlance, will be available throughout Yahoo’s website, including its front page and email service. Other tools will empower people to automatically let their Facebook friends know what they are doing and saying on Yahoo services such as its photo-sharing site, Flickr.