Summary Box: FTC's take on Google's Wi-Fi spying

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Posted: Oct 27, 2010 6:45 PM
Summary Box: FTC's take on Google's Wi-Fi spying

SCOLDING GOOGLE: The Federal Trade Commission chastised Google for collecting personal information transmitted over unsecured Wi-Fi networks without realizing it was grabbing the data for several years.

NO PUNISHMENT: The regulatory agency closed its investigation into the intrusion without taking action because it's satisfied with recent steps that Google has taken to improve its internal privacy controls.

STILL UNRESOLVED: Google's gathering of the personal data remains under legal scrutiny in the U.S. in an investigation by a coalition of state attorneys general as well as in several other countries where the wireless surveillance took place.