Google, Inc. [company profile] was fined [order text, PDF] $25,000 on Friday by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) [official website] for the company's failure to cooperate with the a federal investigation. Google incurred the fine by refusing to disclose information on its alleged collection of personal information without permission during its Street View [corporate website] project. The FCC imposed the fine [Reuters report] finding that Google refused to release names of employees or turn over any emails relating to the project. The FCC stated: "[f]or many months, Google deliberately impeded and delayed the Bureau's investigation by failing to respond to requests for material information and to provide certifications and verifications of its responses." The allegations against Google stem from the company's collection of information from May 2007 to May 2010. Google compiled information from unsecured wireless networks to supplement its Street View project, but also collected sensitive information such as passwords and internet usage history. The FCC argues that this information is not relevant to Google's Street View project. Google has acknowledged that it did collect the data.