Jun 7, 2010 11:30 AM by Melissa Canone

Investigating Whether Google Illegally Collected Data

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's attorney general says he's
investigating whether Google illegally collected data from personal
and business wireless computer networks for its mapping service.
The controversy stems from the company's Street View feature,
which provides pictures of neighborhoods. Authorities say the
feature may violate privacy laws and last month, Google
representatives acknowledged they had mistakenly collected data
over public Wi-Fi networks in more than 30 countries.
State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal plans to hold a news
conference Monday to say he's asking Google whether it wrongly
collected the data in Connecticut.
Police in Germany and Australia already have launched their own
investigations into the matter.


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