"Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." Paul to the persecuted at Philippi (2:5-11)

10 August 2010


South Korean Police Raid Google's Seoul Office
Published August 10, 2010

South Korean police said they raided Google Inc's Seoul office on Tuesday on suspicion that the Internet search leader had illegally collected data on users.

Google has been preparing since late last year to launch its "Street View" service in South Korea and the data collection was related to the launch, police said.

The probe in one of Asia's most wired countries came as a fresh setback to Google, which already faces investigation over "Street View" by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, a variety of probes overseas and class action lawsuits.

Google was not immediately available for comment.

"(The police) have been investigating Google Korea LLC on suspicion of unauthorized collection and storage of data on unspecified Internet users from Wi-Fi networks," the Korean National Police Agency said in a statement.

Google has said previously the data was accidentally collected by its cars and has grounded its "Street View" cars globally.

h/t: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/08/10/south-korean-police-raid-googles-seoul-office/?test=latestnews

I honestly can't stand Google's repeated invasions of privacy. My backyard is posted on the internet and there's nothing I can do about it. I have to seek out and actively remove my personal contact information from their directories. They have driven by my church, the places I visit and shop, and I expect some day they'll drive by MY house like they probably have yours. Like most everyone else, I do not want Google peering in my windows. Like most everyone else, I have neither been asked permission nor been given tools to prevent it.

So 감사함니다 South Korea! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Now if only there had been video taken, against Google's will, and posted on the internet for all of us to see..... ah, poetic justice is almost better than real justice.

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