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FCC probes Google over Street View program’s collection of personal data

By Cecilia Kang Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday it is investigating whether Google violated communications laws when it collected data from WiFi networks in U.S. homes through its Street View mapping program.

The probe comes amid U.S. and international government regulators’ growing concerns that Web companies such as Google and Facebook are operating fast and loose by collecting information on Internet users without clear rules to protect consumers.

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Google is partnered with the NSA so I’m guessing this is gonna get ignored.