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CA Web Users File Class-Action Lawsuits Against Google & Yahoo Over Privacy

http://youtu.be/CEjmPOWVPzE

Some California residents have filed two class action lawsuits against Google and Yahoo in Marin County Superior Court. The suits, filed on June 12 and June 28, claim that the web giants illegally intercept emails sent from individual non-Gmail and non-Yahoo subscribers to individual Gmail and Yahoo subscribers, without their knowledge, consent or permission. What's more, they say the interception takes place before the email reaches its intended target.

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Why am I not surprised? -_-

How does a fellow California resident get in on this action? Does anyone have any links/dates as to when we need to show up to give some support?

Why is anyone using Google anymore?

Try duckduckgo.com

or any other search engine that does not track you you...

or if you want to search anonymousely, try
http://anonymouse.org/anonwww.html

Seriously, there are plenty of alternatives to the bought and paid for internet giants like goggle, yahoo, msn...

Most ISPs give email acounts...

Latest Fukushima news:

http://enenews.com/

This is a good news source but currently it is not posting new stories for some reason:
http://blog.alexanderhiggins.com/

Google news is bought, I mean seriously, how long are they going to have ol'flipper on the top stories in the news...from like march of last year till now that weasel has been a "top story?"

I am not an electronics expert, nor am I even close.

Calm down...

Guys, if you don't want Google to contextually target mails to the words in your email, you should not send mail to a Gmail account. Simple as that.

Google has delivered the world with products that enhance the life of each and every one of us completely free of charge. The company needs to make money some way and it does so by showing advertising that is about 300 times as relevant to the users needs than TV or print advertising.

When Google is forced to share your data with the institution that has killed millions of its own citizens, that's when you should cry foul. Before that, just refuse to use their products.

'It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.'

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Boycott, prosecute and Sue them

and have those stalkers arrested and out of business.

College Comp class

I go to Tulsa Community College and my Comp I teacher is really big into data mining from these internet companies.  Something that they failed to mention in this video is: even though it might seem harmless that a computer looks at key words in your emails, they are still storing your information in a kept away file.  All of this information is sold to other companies as well for advertisement.  If companies are making a profit off of my information, where the heck is my piece of the pie?!  I dont have a gmail or yahoo account, but I didnt know they could get your info while it is going to a user.  It's not right, plain and simple.  Another of my arguments to think about is: if your a government official running for office, what if someone bought some private information about you from a company to use it against you.  A lot of people don't think about these things.  Im thankful that my teacher is bringing this up and is discussed in a classroom setting for young people to be aware of.

Very Good

Google should be penalized for this behavior.

donvino

No more laws!

We don't need any new laws or controls to combat this invasion of privacy there already on the books (i.e. the Constitution) they just need to be enforced. The same e-mail scanning technology can be used by governments. I'm pretty sure they're already doing it, it is an illegal invasion of privacy. We have the right to be secure in our papers even if that paper is electronic....Period.

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."
Albert Einstein