Connecticut Attorney General, and Senator-elect, Richard Blumenthal issued a "civil investigative demand," similar to a subpoena, for access to the data Google's Street View cars collected from homes and businesses in Connecticut. "Google's story changed," Blumenthal said, "first claiming only fragments were collected, then acknowledging entire emails." Google's purposeful and secretive collection of wifi data occurred in thirty countries over a three-year period, and several countries are investigating. The data sought by the Connecticut AG could provide evidence of illegal activity in the United States. The Federal Communications Commission has also opened an investigation after EPIC filed a complaint, asking the Commission to investigate Google's possible violations of federal wiretap law and the U.S. Communications Act. For more information, see EPIC: Google Street View.
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