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Google raided by police in South Korea

10:54 pm on Sep 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Google raided by police in South Korea

Inspector Knacker of the Seoul Yard has swooped on the offices of the search outfit Google.

According to people in the know, Inspector Knacker had reason to believe that Google's mobile advertising unit AdMob had illegally collected location data without consent.

The South Korean coppers seem to have been reading the press and discovered that the Android phones, with GPS, grab details of their owner's location.

Inspector Knacker is quoted as saying that AdMob collected personal location information without consent or approval from the Korean Communication Commission.

He has not yet mounted a similar raid on Apple. He was probably re-assured by Steve Jobs' claims that the iPhone 4 does not do that sort of thing.

Read more: [news.techeye.net...]

1:52 am on Sept 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

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