Supreme Court Won't Hear Google Street View Case

The U.S. Supreme Court said that it wouldn't consider Google Inc.'s challenge to a class-action lawsuit alleging the search giant violated federal wiretap law when its Street View cars collected data from private Wi-Fi networks. The lawsuit followed admissions by Google that its Street View cars, which take street-level photographs of private residences and public buildings for use in the company's mapping service, also collected "payload" data that was being sent on unsecured Wi-Fi networks when the Google cars drove past.