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Attorney Generals to Probe Google’s “Deeply Disturbing Invasion” of Wi-Fi Data

June 23, 2010

Looks like “no harm, no foul” isn’t good enough for state regulators when it comes to the inadvertent collection of user data from unsecured Wi-Fi networks by Google’s Street View cars. Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said today that his office is spearheading a multistate investigation into Google’s Wi-Fi data-gathering debacle.

“My office will lead a multistate investigation–expected to involve a significant number of states–into Google’s deeply disturbing invasion of personal privacy,” Blumenthal said in a statement. “Street View cannot mean Complete View–invading home and business computer networks and vacuuming up personal information and communications.

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