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Ha! Google Sued For $8 Million Over Privacy Violations

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by The Scarlet Pimp, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. The Scarlet Pimp

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    Remember back when Google's Buzz social networking app shared user's private information without their consent? Heck, do you remember Buzz at all?

    Suffice it to say that some unhappy folks sued, and it looks like they're about to accept a hefty settlement in place of their day in court. Though no money's exchanged hands quite yet and a judge has yet to approve, Google's agreed to drop $8.5 million and "disseminate wider public education about the privacy aspects of Google Buzz" as part of a class-action settlement, according to court documents.

    While there's certainly a chunk of dough potentially being doled out here, we have to imagine individual Gmail users won't be seeing much -- most will go to "organizations focused on Internet privacy policy or privacy education" -- which makes us wonder if $8.5 million isn't a small price to pay to get Buzz back into the national news feeds.

    In related (or possibly completely coincidental) news, Google took the opportunity today to revamp its master Privacy Policy.

    Read all about it at our 'more coverage link' (if you're into that sort of stuff).

    http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/04/google-agrees-to-pay-8-5-million-to-make-buzz-privacy-lawsuits/
     
  2. Checkmate

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    Then they made it all back in about 1 hour
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  3. Gibz170

    Gibz170 BANNED BANNED

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    LOL! I agree hahaha
     
  4. millhugz

    millhugz Regular Member

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    Yeah, then you wonder why your adsense accounts with money in them get banned..
     
  5. cjmo75

    cjmo75 BANNED BANNED

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    That's like $1 to you or me. Maybe even less!
     
  6. dayomoto

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    I am sure its worth more than that to them