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Google Korea raided in data-theft probe

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Police confirmed a raid on Google's headquarters in South Korea Tuesday as part of a probe into the possible theft of personal data.

The Korean National Police Agency issued a statement saying officers from it cyberterror squad were looking for evidence that Google Korea employees collecting video for the Street View Service were also poaching personal information from wireless networks as they passed.

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"We intend to find out what kinds of data they have collected and how much," the statement said. "We will try to retrieve all the original data illegally collected and stored through domestic WiFi networks from the Google headquarters."

The New York Times said California-based Google had no immediate comment but has said in the past that instances of personal data captured by Street View cars in other countries were unintentional.

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