Noting that Wi-Fi technologies are not “designed or intended to be public,” a California judge has ruled that Google’s packet sniffing could have been wiretapping. It was just a year ago that it was discovered that Google’s Street View cars had been capturing data from people’s networks. This set off a round of panic and outrage—and the lawsuits ensued.
Although the judge ruled that Google had not broken state law, he did find that the plaintiffs, now grouped into a class action lawsuit, could go ahead with their claim that wiretap laws were violated. Google had blamed the violation on a “rogue software engineer.”
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