Street View

South Korea Accuses Google of Privacy Violations

Google continues to face troubles over its inadvertent collection of personal data while mapping its "Street View." The latest country to accuse the company of privacy violations is South Korea.

Google Data-Collection Probe Dropped by Regulators

A Federal Trade Commission probe into Google's practices related to data collection from its Street View cars has been dropped after the world's largest search-engine operator made changes to safeguard consumer privacy.

Conn. Leads Google WiFi Breach Probe

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced Monday he will lead a multistate investigation into how Google collected users' Web activity data as its Street View cars crawled through cities in 30 countries worldwide, taking pictures for Google Maps.

Google's Privacy Woes Expand to Australia

Google's legal woes over privacy issues in Europe have expanded to Australia after residents in that country recently complained about photographs being taken for Google Maps.