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British data regulator reopens investigation into Google over disputed Street View program
LONDON (AP) ' Britain's Information Commissioner's Office is reopening its investigation into Internet search company Google over its disputed Street View program.
U.K. authorities said Google Inc., based in Mountain View, California, had new questions to answer over the program, which sent camera-toting vehicles across the globe to create three-dimensional maps of the world's highways and byways.
Google drew outrage from regulators on both sides of the Atlantic in 2010 when the company acknowledged that its mapping cars had also scooped up passwords and other data being transmitted over unsecured wireless networks.
In April, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission fined Google, saying the company "deliberately impeded and delayed" its investigation into Street View.
Britain's Information Commissioner said Tuesday that the FCC inquiry had thrown up new issues that needed to be addressed.