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Connecticut Seeking Wifi Info from Google

Connecticut continues its investigation of Google's Street View project's activity that are now being called unofficially-Spyfi. Google launched an ambitious project to create a street-by-street visual map of residential and commercial areas around the globe. It was disclosed this year through an investigation conducted by the Germany government that while Google mapped residential and business neighborhoods by collecting images of structures and people. What was not known at the time is that they may have also been collecting large amounts of personal data off of unprotected wireless computer networks. The company is now under investigation by several international law enforcement agencies including the US Department of Justice as well as several US state Attorneys Generals for possible violations of privacy laws.

UPDATE 3-Connecticut to ask Google if collected WiFi data, by Scott Malone, Reuters, Jun 7, 2010