“Google Inc’s Seoul office was raided on Tuesday on suspicion its mobile advertising unit AdMob had illegally collected location data without consent, South Korean police said, the latest setback to the Internet search firm’s Korean operations,” Hyunjoo Jin reports for Reuters.
“The probe into suspected collection of data on where a user is located without consent highlights growing concerns about possible misuse of private information as the use of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets increases,” Jin reports. “‘We suspect AdMob collected personal location information without consent or approval from the Korean Communication Commission,’ a South Korean police official said.”
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[Attribution: AppleInsider. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lava_Head_UK” for the heads up.]