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Posted 7 months ago in Internet Law Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Google Can Be Sued for Violating Wiretap Act, Court Rules

A class action lawsuit filed against Internet behemoth Google for secretly collecting data from Wi-Fi networks can move forward, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. The lawsuit stems from information gleaned while the company had agents driving around to collect images for its Street View program between 2007 and 2010 in the United States as well as a number of foreign countries. Ostensibly, the tech giant was merely collecting Wi-Fi identification information in order to enhance its location-based …

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Texas May Compel Google to Give Up Blogger

The Texas Supreme Court said Aug. 23 that it will hear oral argument over whether Google must give up the identity of a blogger who anonymously criticized a company that may be his employer. The company wants to sue the blogger for defamation.   Years of Anonymous Blogging After The Reynolds and Reynolds Co., which creates computer systems for car retailers, was acquired by another company in 2006, it lost customers, laid off employees and suffered low employee morale. An …

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Google Says Your Emails Aren’t Private

People who use non-Gmail accounts to email with a Google user have no expectation of privacy when it comes to the content of their messages, the tech behemoth argued in a recent court filing. The company was responding to a class action suit that accused it of violating wiretap laws by using the contents of emails to send targeted ads to people. Google filed a motion to dismiss the suit, asserting that content that passes through a third party loses …

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Google Accused of Sharing Users’ Private Info

After all of the trouble Google has encountered in its attempts to monetize its users’ information, you would think the company had learned its lesson. Think again – consumer groups are angry that Google has reportedly been improperly sharing app purchasers’ info with third-party developers.   ‘Play’ For Keeps Third-party developers of applications made to run on Android phones and tablets sell their products through Google’s app store, Google Play. Google stores users’ purchasing information through its Wallet program, allowing …

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Posted 1 year ago in Internet Law Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
The Police Are Watching Your Google Searches

Google released a transparency report last week showing that government snooping into your personal data is on the rise. The numbers released by the Internet giant show that law enforcement officials in the United States made 8,438 data requests over the second half of 2012, a 6 percent increase from the first six months of the year. Such requests have risen by more than 85 percent since 2010. Of the governmental requests, Google says that it complies with about 89 …

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