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Challenge to Google 'Street View' settlement by rock musician gets rough ride from US Ninth Circuit judges

By Mike Swift
  • 11 Feb 2021 19:39
  • 11 Feb 2021 20:25
A trio of federal judges peppered a well-known rock musician’s lawyer with skeptical questions today about his challenge to a $13 million settlement Google reached over its unauthorized collection by its Street View cars of data from unsecured WiFi networks more than a decade ago.
US Circuit Judges Marsha S.

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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