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FTC ends probe into Google's Wi-Fi snooping

Oct 28, 2010, 14:02 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Grant Gross)

"The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has closed an investigation into Google Street View cars snooping into open Wi-Fi networks, with the agency declining to take action.

"Google's announcement in May that its Street View cars mistakenly collected data from open Wi-Fi networks raised FTC concerns "about the internal policies and procedures that gave rise to this data collection," wrote David Vladeck, director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection, in a Wednesday letter to Google."

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