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Google Street View Car Searched by Paris Regulators Over Data Collection

     
6:05 pm on Aug 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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A car used by Google Inc. to collect data for its Street View mapping service was stopped and searched yesterday near Paris, less than a week after France’s privacy regulator criticized the program’s resumption.

The inspection was a result of Google’s decision to begin photographing French streets before officials decided whether the company complied with orders to limit Street View’s data collection, said Yann Padova, secretary general of the National Commission for Computing and Civil Liberties.

The search “was done especially to verify that they stopped collecting Wi-Fi data,” Padova, 43, said in an interview today.

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asking for forgivness rather then permission?
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Great news, in the UK we allow this company to walk all over us with streetview.
9:27 am on Aug 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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The UK attitude amazes me. Amature photographers are stopped by the police as possible "terrorists" but G are allowed to photograph the same locations and put them on the web.
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I also think it could be a great treat to national security to have a whole country photo graft and its all collected by usa
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^ especially when said company has ties to the NSA.

Actually that is a security threat to everyone including the citizens of the US
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Google is not going to stop until countries start issuing arrest warrants on Google's executives all over the world. I personally think they US government needs to put a stop to Google. They are really abusing their power. Schmidt is irresponsible. Google needs to be regulated YESTERDAY. These guys shoot first and ask questions later. They think they are above the law. They have nobody but themselves to blame if the government starts regulating them.
 

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