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Google gets Buzzed with a class action lawsuit

suraj.sun (1348507) writes | more than 4 years ago

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suraj.sun (1348507) writes "According to the San Francisco Chronicle ( http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/techchron/detail?entry_id=57438 ), law firms in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. have filed a suit on behalf of Eva Hibnick. Hibnick is a Florida woman who has been chosen to represent the many Gmail users who felt, well, used, when Google launched Buzz.

Hibnick's fine lawyers reportedly accuse Google of breaking all sorts of laws with respect to legal communications. Specifically, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act ( http://www.justice.gov/criminal/cybercrime/1030analysis.html ) is alleged to have been contravened.

This act's provisions seem to cover such infractions as "Compromising the Confidentiality of a Computer" and "Knowing Transmission and Intentional Damage." So it will be fascinating what the budding John Edwards will construct to create their arguments.

Strangely, the lawsuit reportedly asks for an assurance that Google, which says it has not yet seen the lawsuit, will not repeat its Buzzing actions in years to come and asks for unspecified, well, cash. The lawyers claim to be taking this severe action on behalf of all 31.2 million Gmail users

CNET News : http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-10455573-71.html"

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