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  • California & Maine : Secretive offshore construction by Google raises environmental concerns

    http://news.yahoo.com/google-buildin...--finance.html

    What is Google building out in San Francisco Bay?
    Associated Press
    By MARTHA MENDOZA 1 hour ago

    San Francisco's mayor says he doesn't know what it is. Police say it's not their jurisdiction. And government inspectors are sworn to secrecy.

    Google is erecting a four-story structure in the heart of the San Francisco Bay but is managing to conceal its purpose by constructing it on docked barges instead of on land, where city building permits and public plans are mandatory. Construction became obvious a few weeks ago.

    The Internet giant's actions at Treasure Island appear legal. But the mystery surrounding the bulky floating building and a similar one off Portland, Maine is generating rumors and worries.

    Privacy experts, environmentalists and legal authorities say that whether it is a store to sell Google's Internet-connected glasses, a data storage center or something else, the secrecy may backfire...
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