US appeals court voids Google 'cookie' privacy settlement that paid users nothing

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US appeals court voids Google 'cookie' privacy settlement that paid users nothing

Class-action settlement meant to resolve privacy invasion claims struck down.

A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down Google's class-action settlement meant to resolve claims it invaded the privacy of millions of computer users by installing "cookies" in their browsers, but paying those users nothing for their troubles. In a 3-0 decision, the 3rd US Circuit Court ...

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