Jul 222013
 July 22, 2013  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Court, Online, U.S.

Wendy Davis reports:

Google has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging that it leaked the names of search users via referrer headers, according to court papers filed on Friday in San Jose, Calif.

The settlement agreement calls for Google to donate $8.5 million to four schools and nonprofit organizations — Harvard Law’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Stanford Law’s Center for Internet and Society, the MacArthur Foundation, and AARP.
Google also agreed to revise its privacy policy. The settlement agreement does not appear to require Google to change any of its practices.

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