Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).

×
Google

+ - Google gets Buzzed with a class action lawsuit-> 1

Submitted by suraj.sun
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"

Link to Original Source
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Google gets Buzzed with a class action lawsuit

Comments Filter:

The meat is rotten, but the booze is holding out. Computer translation of "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."

Working...