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Google Must Face Wiretap Claims in Suit Over Street View

Google Inc., the world’s most-used Internet search engine, must face claims in a lawsuit that its Street View feature violated protections against wiretapping, a federal appeals court ruled

The U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco upheld a judge’s decision that Google must face the claims. The Wi-Fi network data collected by the company, unlike radio communications, is covered by the privacy protections of the U.S. Wiretap Act, the appeals panel said.