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User Sues Search Engine

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

November 9, 2010

A complaint filed in federal court last week alleges the world's most popular search engine has violated users' privacy rights by allegedly transmitting their Internet activity to the company. Bloomberg reports on the complaint, which is seeking class-action status, as alleging, "With products such as Toolbar, Google acquires a great deal of information about users' Internet activities, adding to the already substantial information it acquires by providing a search engine, network advertising and more." Toolbar features can be used without sharing personal information, according to information on the company's Web site, except for features designed to work with a Google account.
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