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Tue, 23 Apr, 2013 12:01:42 AM
FTimes News Desk, April 23

 

Search engine company Google has been fined 145 000 euros in Germany for privacy violation, news agency STT reported quoting AFP. 

Hamburg's data protection authorities, Google Street View Street View service in developing gathered illegally people's personal information, such as email addresses, passwords, and images. 

Google gained control of vast amounts of people's knowledge of unprotected wireless networks. The company collected footage of the map service for the period 2008-2010. 

This is one of the largest security breaches of privacy in history. The Agency regrets that the German law 

allowed Google's punishment of a higher fine. 

According to Google, data were saved by accident. They are never investigated. The company says that the information has already been destroyed.

 
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