Mountain View, Calif. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has fined Mountain View-based Google $25,000 for hampering an investigation into whether the company’s Street View mapping team illegally collected data from Wi-Fi networks.

Though clearing Google in the investigation, the FCC said the company “deliberately impeded and delayed the bureau’s investigation by failing to respond to requests for material information and to provide certifications and verifications of its responses.”

This article was also published in Bay Area Tech Wire.

Related links:

Google official site

FCC official site

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