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Google In Hot Water Again Over Street View Privacy Breach

Canada's privacy watchdog has accused Google Inc. of violating the rights of thousands of Canadians by inappropriately collecting their personal information in building its Street View service. Data collected include telephone numbers, emails, real names of individuals, residential addresses, instant messenger headers, and medical records according to findings by Canadian technical experts from Canadian Privacy Commissioner who visited Google's offices in Mountain View, California on July 19 and 20, 2010.

Canada initiated the investigation following similar complaints from German data protection authority.

Read full story: NPR

Updates:  UPDATED Oct 22, 2010 1:07 PM PST
Google Admits to Private WiFi Data Collection, Says Its Working on Making Changes Oct.22.2010, Google Inc.

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