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Google Sued Over Search Query Sharing

     
6:30 pm on Oct 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Google Sued Over Search Query Sharing [google.com]
Google is being targeted in a class action suit that alleges it violates the privacy of its users by sharing personal information and Internet search queries of its users with third parties.

"User search queries, which often contain highly-sensitive and personally identifiable information, are routinely transferred to marketers, data brokers, and sold and resold to countless other third parties," the complaint said.

"Not only does Google, whose company motto is 'Don't be evil,' promise in its privacy policy not to do this, but Google has publicly denounced this very practice in the past," the law firms behind the suit said in a statement.

9:01 pm on Oct 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Man, I wish this lawsuit wasn't getting the coverage it seems to be. Then again, maybe it will be good for the courts to rule on referer data once and for all.
 

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