Via David Streitfeld and Edward Wyatt of the New York Times, the FCC’s investigation of tech giant Google’s notorious Street View spying case has raised a slew of questions:
The Federal Communications Commission censured Google for obstructing an inquiry into the Street View project, which had collected Internet communications from potentially millions of unknowing households as specially equipped cars drove slowly by.
But the investigation, described in an interim report, was left unresolved because a critical participant, the Google engineer in charge of the project, cited his Fifth Amendment right and declined to talk. It is unclear who else at Google might have known about the data gathering, or when they might have known.
The FCC’s preliminary report on the Street View case is available on their website (PDF).