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US Supreme Court rejects Google’s appeal in Street View case


Google is not working incredibly with the fallout of its Street View cars’ Wi-Fi snooping scandal. The trapped master now has to roam around its petition filed against its violation of rules. The US Supreme Court on Monday said that they would not take in account Google’s appeal to dismiss a class-action suit filed against it. Google is supposed to now go through face suit from ‘18 plantiffs-Google v Joffe et al’- where it has been accused  ‘the ads goliath of illegal wiretapping.’google-street-view-car

In the following matter Google has been marked with the dismissing the case under the US wiretap Act. The high court justice says that Google has violated law suits and its violation against the federal wiretap law. This violation has been advanced in terms of picking up emails, names, passwords, images and documents. The Supreme Court  has strictly charged the master search engine for stealing the personal data. Google in the defense said that the Wi-Fi networks are authentic with an exception in the Wiretap Act for radio signals.

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However, the government is still brooding over the matter in regard to the U.S. Wiretap Act which is enough to safeguard the privacy of the personal data on unencrypted in-home Wi-Fi networks and blocks the unauthorized intervention between the wire and electronic communications. Google has been accused of employing the camera-equipped vehicles that was floated around to collect images from Street View from 2008-2010.

Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) disagrees and said in a statement:

“These communications are not ‘broadcast’ like traditional radio communications. They are sent from one device to another directly and there is nothing about the typical configuration of a Wi-Fi device to suggest that users expect that their communications between these devices would be ‘readily accessible to the general public.’ “

Google has deeply regretted regarding its minimal act of collecting personal information. In the matter, Google said to that “we’re disappoint that the Supreme Court has declined to hear the case.”

Stay tuned for more update on this story.


About Ariana Whitmore

ariana@thenextdigit.com'
She has been writing columns on consumer gadgets since 2010. Her areas of interests include smartphones, tablets, mobile OS and apps. She holds M.C.S. degree and working on her startup, which aims to solve IT support issues.

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