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Thursday August 04, 2011

Spotify, AOL and Others Sued Over Web Tracking

A web analytics firm, and twenty of its high profile customers, have been sued over web tracking. It seems the company has been accused of re-creating cookies after users deleted them and violating federal and state privacy laws.

Website analytics firm KISSmetrics and more than 20 of its customers, including Spotify, AOL’s About.me, Slideshare.net, Spokeo and the news site Gigaom.com were sued Monday on the grounds that KISSmetrics’ tracking technology violated federal and state privacy laws. The suit, filed in a federal court in Northern California, is seeking class-action status and unspecified damages.

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