Sunday May 15, 2016

890 College Students Sue Google Over Email Scanning

Wait, you mean to tell me that companies might have an ulterior motive for giving out free software and services? Unfortunately for the students, the courts seem more concerned about not being able to make the most out of court fees.

Hundreds of U.S. college students and alumni in 21 states joined the original lawsuit filed in January by the four Berkeley students. On April 29, another 180 filed a separate lawsuit making the same claim: that Google's Apps for Education, which provided them with official university email accounts to use for school and personal communication, allowed Google until April 2014 to scan their emails without their consent for advertising purposes. Google did not respond to requests for comment.