Google isn't out of the privacy woods yet though. Just as things began to go well in Germany, South Korean police raided Google's local offices. The investigation is ongoing and involves Google's mishaps with collecting private wifi information. Any number of European countries are also set to get involved in the controversy, since the data collection almost certainly violates EU regulations. France, Germany, Italy, and Spain are already in the mix.
All of that said, there's definitely a degree to which people are getting a little bit too paranoid over Google. Example: a Google executive with an interest in aerial robotics recently bought a drone to play with, becauseyou knowlhe's interested in aerial robotics. Rumors immediately started to spread about how Google was dispatching drones to circle over urban population centers and take pictures for Street View. "Street View fleet could soon take to the air," screamed the Telegraph, moronically.
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