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Google Settles Buzz Class Action for $8.5 Million

This is a settlement for the Internet/Technology lawsuit.

San Francisco, CA: Google has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit filed against it over allegations that it was automatically registering people using Gmail into its social networking feature "Buzz", without the participants consent.

The reported settlement amount is $8.5 million which Google will place in a fund for organizations focused on internet privacy policy or privacy education.

Google introduced Buzz in February 2010. Following concerns over what information was displayed publicly, Google tweaked Buzz to give user more control over their settings. This did not appease all users, however, and a class-action suit was filed.

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Published on Sep-3-10


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