FTC Slaps Google on Wrist for Privacy Invasion - NBC Connecticut

FTC Slaps Google on Wrist for Privacy Invasion



    Screening Mammography: What's Your Excuse?

    The Federal Trade Commission is giving Google a symbolic slap on the wrist but no formal punishment after the company invaded people’s privacy.

    Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who is running for U.S. Senate, is leading a coalition of states in their own investigation of Google.

    The FTC sent Google a letter scolding the Internet giant for collecting e-mails, passwords and other personal information while creating its Street View mapping service.

    Blumenthal said the investigation is ongoing. 

    Follow us on Twitter @NBCConnecticut,  on Facebook, and sign up for breaking news SMS alerts on your phone by texting “CTBREAKING” to 622669.