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Bangalore police have asked Google to ground their fleet of Street View cars which had started taking pictures of the city.

The search giant received a letter from police even though it claims to have contacted local authorities before setting the fleet in motion.

A Google spokesdroid told the Times of India: "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."

According to some reports the Street View photo collection has come up against new media laws which restricts activities of foreign-owned companies.

In Germany and the Czech Republic privacy regulators have stopped Street View's mass snapping.

UK regulators passed the service but did ask the search giant to stop hoovering up Wi-Fi data as well. ®

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