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Bangalore Police halts Google Street View cars from operating in the city

The Bangalore police have halted the fleet of Google India cars
from capturing pictures of the city, reports MediaNama. Google had launched a
fleet of cars to capture street images that the company will use for Bangalore
on Google Maps in India. According to Google, it received a letter from the
Commissioner of Police of Bangalore asking it to stop the cars.

The Bangalore police have halted the fleet of Google India cars
from capturing pictures of the city, reports MediaNama. Google had launched a
fleet of cars to capture street images that the company will use for Bangalore
on Google Maps in India. According to Google, it received a letter from the
Commissioner of Police of Bangalore asking it to stop the cars.

“We can confirm that we have received a letter from the
commissioner of police regarding Street View. We are currently reviewing it and
have stopped our cars until we have a chance to answer any questions or
concerns the police have,” a Google spokesperson has said in a statement.

The commissioner has also called Google
officials for further discussions on the matter. Before Street View cars
started operating, Google claims it took permission from the traffic department
of Bangalore police.

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