Isn’t Google known for facilitating speedy searches? Federal regulators charged the technology giant with “deliberately” impeding and delaying an investigation into whether Google cars were collecting personal data from wireless networks. In 2010 Google revealed that the cars—which were mapping out streets for Google Maps—were accidentally picking up personal information, and that the company was “mortified” by the mistake. The Federal Communications Commission claims that since then, Google has failed to provide emails to help with the investigation. The charges come with a $25,000 slap on the wrist.
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