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Friday, 10 June 2016 - 13:49
India Rejects Google Street View Plan Over Security Concerns
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India has rejected Google's plans to collect images for its Street View service in the country after objections from security agencies.

Officials told foreign media that there were concerns that the service would compromise the country's security.

Google Street View collects high definition images to give its users 360 degree views of streets, tourist spots, hills and rivers.

Google's data collection has caused concern in numerous countries.

The Press Trust of India agency reported that India's interior ministry had informed Google that its plans to cover India through the service had been rejected.

Security agencies had expressed concerns about allowing such image-capturing services, on the basis that planning for the 2008 Mumbai attacks is believed to have involved photographic reconnaissance of targets by key "planner" David Headley, a US man.

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