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ISRAEL—Sloppy class action against Google Buzz dismissed

04.01.2011
The Jerusalem District Court dismissed a 5 billion NIS (roughly $1.4 billion) class action against Google Israel Ltd. and Google Inc. In CA (Jerusalem District Court) 4091-10 AmalJeraisy v. Google Israel Ltd. and others, a Gmail user filed the class action a year ago, following Google's launch of the new Buzz social networking service. The action claimed that Google violated users' privacy when it automatically added Google Buzz to Gmail accounts and, by default, Google Buzz allowed users to track their contacts' status updates and additional information that the contacts shared online, without asking for their consent.

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