Google was fined $25,000 by the Federal Communications Commission for accessing unsecured networks and collected personal information without users’ permission. The  U.S. investigation is not even done yet but seems that things will not turn out so well for the Big G. The investigation all stems from the data collection scandal surrounding its Street View project.  The FCC said that “Google refused to identify any employees or produce any e-mails. The company could not supply compliant declarations without identifying employees it preferred not to identify,” . “Misconduct of this nature threatens to compromise the commission’s ability to effectively investigate possible violations of the Communications Act and the commission’s rules.”

Google  for its part said that “As the FCC notes in their report, we provided all the materials the regulators felt they needed to conclude their investigation and we were not found to have violated any laws. We disagree with the FCC’s characterization of our cooperation in their investigation and will be filing a response.”

By Rubens Saintel

Proud father, #Haitian, photographer, consultant, writer & entrepreneur. I love video games, movies, plays, technology (surprise), beta testing apps and all things sci-fi. | |