[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] on Thursday rejected a motion by Google [corporate website; Bloomberg backgrounder] to dismiss class-action lawsuits under wiretapping laws. Judge James Ware denied [AP report] Google’s argument that when they collected information while creating their Street View [official website] feature, the information was freely and publicly available. Google collected private details transmitted on unencrypted wireless connections, but the company claims it was inadvertent. Ware did…

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