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Google Says FCC Closed Its Investigation Last Year

ONLINE PRIVACY—U. S.

April 27, 2012

In a filing yesterday with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Google said federal prosecutors closed an investigation into the company's wireless data collection last May, Bloomberg reports. Earlier this month, the FCC proposed fining the company $25,000 for delaying a probe into Street View, but the company says it has "cooperated fully with investigations around the globe." Meanwhile, the San Francisco Chronicle reports on speculation by some that Google violated an agreement with the FTC by circumventing privacy settings in Apple's Safari Browser. FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz has declined to address the topic but says such incidents can affect the way consumers view companies.
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