FTC Closes Google Privacy Investigation

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission ended its investigation of Google Inc.'s collection of data over unsecured wireless networks after the company said it will improve privacy safeguards in its Street View mapping project. The agency said the Mountain View, California-based company also agreed not to use the data, according to a letter from David Vladeck, director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection, to Albert Gidari, a lawyer for Google.