Search giant Google’s offices in South Korea (one of the most ‘wired’ and technologically ‘switched on’ countries in the world) have been raided by police following suspected illegal data collection.
The authorities believed that they had been taking data about users locations without consent, via their mobile advertising agency ‘AdMob’. This probe highlights the growing concerns regarding internet security and data protection as internet browsing becomes increasingly mobile.
This is the latest in an array of accusations of foul play against Google, following reports of stealing personal details via WiFi connections, and using unfair SEO algorithm tactics to hinder websites of rival company Microsoft.
Despite this however, Google continues to dominate the search market, and this does not look likely to change in the near future
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