Google’s Street View WiFi fiasco continues as police authorities in South Korea found that the company broke telecommunication laws in the country. The investigation is not over and it is unclear if there are plans to prosecute the company or any of its employees.
The South Korean police raided Google offices in the country, a few months after the company revealed that it had collected payload data with its Street View cars.
The police confiscated tens of hard drives from the local headquarters. Analysis of the hard drives, apparently, showed that Google collected private data such as emails or chats while roaming South Korean streets.
This is in line with the findings of several other investigations and Google admitted as much a few months ago.
The South Korean Cyber Terror Response Center, which handled the investigation said it analyzed the contents of 79 hard drives and is working on an additional 145 which were received at a later date having already left the country.
Apparently, the data from the drives seized so far revealed that Google collected all manner of private information. It’s unclear though what exactly was the data doing on those drives in the first place.
“The South Korean Cyber Terror Response Center” was sent in to analyze the data. These people are dead serious! If the United States Government handled wiki leaks in a similar manner, I don’t think it would happen again. Do you?