The South Korean police raided the offices ofÂ Google Korea on Tuesday as part of an investigation into whether the company had illegally collected and stored personal wireless data. […]
â€œWe intend to find out what kinds of data they have collected and how much,â€ the response center said. â€œWe will try to retrieve all the original data illegally collected and stored through domestic Wi-Fi networks from the Google headquarters.â€ (New York Times)
Google’s street view cars accidentally collected personal WiFi data which sparked international outrage from local, state and national governments.
Thus far a few nations have cleared the search engine giant of any wrong doing, although it’s unclear whether the Korean government will eventually charge Google of any wrong doing.
Google is fully cooperating with South Korea’s investigation, although this latest scandal might delay the search engine giants attempt to compete with local rivals (especially Duam which is the Baidu of the KoreanÂ peninsula).
(via Daring Fireball)
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