May 252010
 
 May 25, 2010  Posted by  Court, Online

Thomas Claburn reports on a second potential class-action lawsuit that has been filed against Google over its Street View cars snarfing up payload data from unsecured wi-fi networks.

Following Google co-founder Sergey Brin’s admission that his company “screwed up” by inadvertently using its Street View cars to collect data traveling over unprotected WiFi networks, three men on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the company alleging that its Street View data gathering violated the Federal Wiretapping Act.

Matthew Berlage, a resident of Hamilton County, Ohio, Aaron Linsky and James Fairbanks, both residents of Santa Barbara, Calif., are suing Google for its mistake and seeking class action certification.

Read more in InformationWeek.

Another lawsuit was filed earlier last week.

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