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FCC Fines Google $25,000 for ‘Impeding’ Street View Probe

Monday, 16 April 2012 07:23 AM

The Federal Communications Commission has fined Google $25,000 for impeding an investigation into how the online search leader collected data while taking photos for its Street View mapping feature.

The FCC says, in a report from Friday, that Google Inc. deliberately impeded and delayed the investigation. It says the company did this by not responding to requests for information and documents.

The FCC also says that it subpoenaed a Google engineer who developed the software code the company used to collect and store data. The engineer, who is not named in the report, declined to testify, invoking his Fifth Amendment rights.

In a statement, Mountain View, Calif.-based Google says it disagrees with the FCC's characterization of its cooperation with the investigation. Google also says it will be filing a response.

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