Google is already in a lot of a trouble since it was revealed that it collected tracking data of its users. It has already been hit with a $50 million lawsuit by two Detroit residents for the very same reason.
Now it seems that things have taken a turn for the worse as the South Korean Police has raided the Google Office based there. According to Yahoo news, the offices were raided in order to verify if Google used the mobile phone advertising platform to illegally collect private data. The advertising platform in this case was ‘AdMob’.
It certainly seems like our privacy is no longer private, both Apple and Google have said that they have been collection location information from their user's phones. While Apple has said the location tracking in its iPhones and iPads was a bug in the software and is going to issue a fix in coming weeks, Google on the other hand has said that the location tracking is entirely optional and is an opt-in for its customers.
It is said that Google has done nothing illegal in South Korea and prosecutors are yet to press charges.
Publish date: May 3, 2011 9:45 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 7:44 pm