May 2nd, 2011

As if Google didn’t have enough to worry about. Looks like Google’s South Korean office was the subject of a police raid (they use Segways) under suspicions that Google had illegally obtained data through the use of their ad-firm, Admob. This comes hot on the heels of a U.S. Federal Trade Comission investigation over Google’s dominance over the internet search industry. A Google spokesman says the company is cooperating with the police and their investigation.

Consumer privacy concerns have been a hot topic these days and it looks like other countries are cracking down as well. Last week I reported how two (not so smart) women were suing Google for $50 million over illegally obtaining location data without their consent. I sense this is only the beginning for the internet search giant.

[Via Reuters]

 

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