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Published: Tuesday 30 November 2010

>> Britain’s information commissioner accused Google, the Internet search giant, of violating the country’s data protection laws when its Street View mapping service recorded data from private wireless networks.

The company will escape any fines, however, so long as it pledges not to do it again.

>> The portal of a Vienna-based Turkmen human rights group TIHR was hacked and made inaccessible. Environmentalist Farid Tukhbatullin said the group’s online resource “Chronicles of Turkmenistan” was first not available on October 1, when it was targeted in a massive hacker attack. TIHR moved the website from a Moscow host server to another unnamed country. The site is accessible since October 12.

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