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Koster Asks Google Whether Missourians' Privacy Was Violated

Missouri attorney general Chris Koster sent a letter to Google Friday, asking the internet search company to provide details on personal information it may have collected from Missourians through Google’s Street View service. KSMU’s Jennifer Moore reports.

According to a release from Koster’s office, Google may have gained access to messages and data sent over public Wi-Fi networks when it was creating its Street View map.

Koster says he’s concerned that Missourians’ privacy could have been violated by Google’s tactics for information gathering.

In the letter, he’s asking Google to explain the nature of data it collected in Missouri, how that information was used, and with whom it has been shared.

For KSMU News, I’m Jennifer Moore.