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 May 3, 2011  Breaches, Business, Non-U.S.

Ralph Jennings reports:

Police in South Korea said they had raided Google’s Korea head office in Seoul on Tuesday on suspicion that the subsidiary of the search engine company had illegally collected location data from application subscribers.

“The raid isn’t directly related to Google but to an app development company,” said Seonghun Kim, detective inspector with the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency’s Cyber Terror Response Center.

The company that developed the app is a subsidiary of Google, and it illegally collected location information from subscribers who installed the app, he added, in an apparent reference to AdMob, the mobile advertising platform that Google acquired last year.

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