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Google fined $7 million for collecting personal data with Street View

By Agence France-Presse
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 13:45 EDT
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Google street view car via AFP
 
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Google struck a deal with US authorities Tuesday to pay a $7 million fine for collecting people’s personal data without authorization as it combed neighborhoods for its Street View service.

In a legal settlement with 38 states, the Internet giant agreed to destroy emails, passwords, and web histories it harvested from home wireless networks as Street View cars photographed neighborhoods between 2008 and 2010.

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