The lawsuit against Google and illegal internet tapping is allowed to continue. The Federal Appeals court said on Tuesday that the case would proceed.
Google is being accused of stealing Email Passwords, images from homes, and or bi standards, by tapping into un encrypted network. This is a prime example why you should always have a password on your home wifi router to prevent people from accessing your wifi, and even though it is illegal to access someones wifi even if it has no password. The obvious exception would be public wifi that can be found at stores and restaurants.
The collection of this information was first brought to attention by a court in Germany three years ago. During this time, Google was also being sued by 12 other European nations for privacy issues with their Google Street View.
Google’s argument for the case to be thrown out was that since the Wifi was accessible to the general public meaning that there were no passwords for router. The court however disagrees with this ruling, and Google is now being investigated for violating the wire tap law.
The counter argument was that since it was in someone else home, they have a right to privacy, and therefore Google violated their privacy.
Google will probably by their way out of this problem, and that is because they have the tendency to bribe the plaintiffs. They are currently suing the company for $10,000 which is mere pocket change to Google. Not to mention that the company does not need to be in another court hiring more lawyers so bribing their way out of it would be the best bet.
Google is also working with Microsoft to sue the NSA over the amount of information that they are allowed to disclose when the NSA asks for information. They want to be able to give more information such as how many people were asked, and what type of information that they asked for.
The court has said that the wire tap laws, and the privacy laws apply to private homes as well which means that Google has broken the law and their defense will be next to pointless.
Why doesn’t Google learn to control their privacy issues?