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8/14/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Google admits in filing that email users should not be surprised that the company processes communications As I have noted here before, it is worth remembering that as recently as 2009, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said, “If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place....
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8/14/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Lavabit is no more. Silent Circle has shuttered its secure email service. All the major email providers appear to be complicit in one form or another with PRISM, the NSA’s clandestine email surveillance program revealed by The Guardian in early June. And now Google’s legal team is spraying gasoline on the controversy after filing a...
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8/14/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Critics call revelation 'a stunning admission' as Google makes claim in court filing in attempt to head off class action lawsuit Gmail users have no "reasonable expectation" that their emails are confidential, Google has said in a court filing. Consumer Watchdog, the advocacy group that uncovered the filing, called the revelation...
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8/14/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Google is making headlines this week for a court filing that some have interpreted as an admission that Gmail users should have no expectation of privacy while using the service. The statement came as part of a motion to dismiss a class-action case that accused Google of violating federal and state wiretap laws via a program in Gmail that scans...
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8/14/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
The statement was made in response to a lawsuit accusing Google of violating privacy laws when its reads emails It follows a string of accusations against Google for it privacy policies Last week, the group's Android phone operating system revealed a feature that will track user's locations even when Wi-Fi is turned off Google...
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8/14/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
In response to a lawsuit against it, the information giant acknowledged that no one using Gmail or emailing a Gmail account holder should expect the content of his or her correspondence to remain exclusive. The class-action suit complained that when Google read emails to display targeted ads, it was encroaching upon wiretap laws, on both a federal...
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8/14/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
A lawsuit says the tech giant is breaking the law when it scans emails to target adverts to users Users of Google’s email service Gmail should have no “legitimate expectation” that their emails will remain private, the company has said in a submission to a US court. Consumer Watchdog (CW), a US pressure group, described Google...
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8/14/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Google said in a court filing that its users "cannot be surprised" the company regularly accesses their e-mails. Consumer Watchdog, the organization that unearthed the documents, called this a "stunning admission." "Google has finally admitted they don't respect privacy," Consumer Watchdog spokesman John M....
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8/13/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
The Internet is in a panic over a Google legal brief that claims Gmail users have no expectation of privacy when they use the service. Good headline, but let's be honest: that's the entire point of Gmail. So, I just finished reading Google's motion to dismiss in response to a lawsuit alleging that its e-mail scanning violates...
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8/13/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
In motion to dismiss a data-mining lawsuit, Web giant says people have "no legitimate expectation of privacy in information" voluntarily turned over to third parties. s if Edward Snowden hasn't done enough to highlight how vulnerable electronic communications are to surveillance, Google has made it clear that people who send or...