HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut will receive more than $500,000 from Google Inc. as part of a settlement with the Internet giant over the collection of emails, passwords and other sensitive information sent over wireless networks around the world.
The state's share of the payment was announced Tuesday by Attorney General George Jepsen.
The Internet search leader agreed to pay a total of $7 million to settle the investigation involving attorneys general in about 30 states. The case dates to 2010 when Google revealed that company cars taking street-level photos for its online mapping service also had been vacuuming up personal data transmitted over wireless networks not protected by passwords.
The multistate inquiry in the U.S. initially was being led by Connecticut, which is now part of a committee overseeing the matter.
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