Police raid Google's South Korean HQ over Streetview data

August 10, 2010: 8:55 AM ET

Another country loses it over Streetview data.

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Korean Googlers today received an unexpected visit in the form of a raid by police this morning.  The cops were after that Steetview data that Google had admitted to erroneously collecting many months ago and any information they could find related to its spying on Korean citizens.

"(The police) have been investigating Google (GOOG) Korea LLC on suspicion of unauthorized collection and storage of data on unspecified Internet users from Wi-Fi networks," the Korean National Police Agency said in a statement.

Google has gone on record saying, "We will cooperate with the investigation and answer any questions they have."

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