Friday March 14, 2014

Google Wants E-Mail Scanning Information Blocked

If you replaced "Google" with the "NSA," people would be up-in-arms over this story. But, since we're not talking about the NSA, no biggy. big grin

Google, fighting a lawsuit claiming its interception of e-mails amounts to illegal wiretapping, asked U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh in a filing yesterday to redact "confidential" information from the transcript, without being more specific. The main revelation at the Feb. 27 hearing was the existence of "Content Onebox," used by Google to intercept e-mails for targeted advertising and to build user profiles, Sean Rommel, a lawyer for plaintiffs, told the judge at the time.