South Korean police raid Google offices over location tracking

“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.]

17 Comments

    1. Usually Asians are more insidious when stealing American technology…they must be demonstrating a new ‘openness’ with the West where they’re just coming right out and taking it!

  1. They should do the same in the US, and the offices of the CIA as well, since they are collection illegally as well.

    Heil USA! The new GESTAPO model state for the world.

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