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Street View Vehicles Sidelined By Police

ONLINE PRIVACY—INDIA

June 22, 2011

Google is taking its camera-outfitted Street View vehicles off the streets in Bangalore after receiving a letter from city police. Financial Chronicle reports that a Google spokesman said the company is reviewing the letter and has "stopped our cars until we have a chance to answer any questions or concerns the police have." When Google launched Street View in Bangalore in late May with plans to expand to the rest of the country, its product head ensured "Street View is designed to comply with all local laws, including those related to security and privacy in India" and that the company would not be collecting data from wireless networks.
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