Supreme Court Rejects Google's Street View Appeal2014-07-01 09:32 by Daniela
Tags: Google Street View
The U.S. Supreme Court declined to throw out a class-action lawsuit against Google. The world's most-used Internet search engine, is accused in class-action lawsuits of gathering e-mails, user names and passwords while using a fleet of camera-equipped vehicles that drove around the country to collect images for Street View.
U.S. residents filed several class-action lawsuits against Google shortly after the company acknowledged in mid- 2010 that its Street View cars were accessing email, Web-surfing history and other "payload" data on unencrypted Wi-Fi networks.
The company reached a $7 million settlement with 38 states last year over the data collections. It has faced probes from governments in other countries where Street View cars also gathered Wi-Fi data.
Google maintains it was not wiretapping as part of Street View. Its failure to persuade the Supreme Court to hear its appeal means the case will go forward in the lower court.
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