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South Korean police raids Google's office

By Abdul Nisar
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Seoul, Aug 11: South Korean police raided Google's office for data collected illegally using 'Street View' cars.

On Tuesday, Aug 10, Korean National Police Agency raided the office and seized hard drives and other documents related to data collected using Street View Cars.

"We have been investigating Google Korea on suspicion of unauthorized collection and storage of data on unspecified internet users from wi-fi networks," reported Korean National Police Agency in a statement.

Street View is a service that was aimed to power Google Maps and Google Earth with panoramic views of the Earth.

It was found out that Google had grabbed data from unsecured networks for years as its Street View cars captured images of street scenes.

The issue about gathering personal data by the Google came to light in May 2010 following a request by data protection authorities in Hamburg, Germany, for more information on Google's Street View technology.

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