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Intel Briefing – April 2013

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Google to pay $7M for Wi-Fi eavesdropping.
Google agreed to pay $7 million to 37 States and the District of Columbia for its inadvertent collection of personal data during updates to its navigation service via Street View cars. The recorded data will be destroyed and the equipment and software used to collect will only be used with prior consent and notice.

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8 arrested in copper thefts at Pa. power stations.
Police arrested and charged eight individuals March 12 for stealing copper at 13 electric substations across Philadelphia in 2012. Authorities believe they are part of a larger criminal organization tied to committing
thefts at PECO Energy substations and incurring damages and losses of roughly $175,000.

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Credit reports sold for cheap in the underweb.
Credit reports, Social Security numbers, and other personal information similar to that revealed in recent disclosures of celebrities’ and political figures’ information can be found for sale on several underground Web sites and forums.

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Large office building evacuated after chemical leak.
A coolant line was accidentally damaged by air-conditioning repair men, forcing the evacuation of an office building for 2 hours. Around 200 pounds of coolant was released posing a suffocation hazard.

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