Google, Yahoo Review Emails For Ad Purposes, Suits Say

Law360, New York (July 2, 2012, 8:15 PM EDT) -- Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc. are unlawfully intercepting and reviewing email communications between Gmail and Yahoo mail users and nonsubscribers in order to provide targeted advertising, a pair of putative class actions in California state court say.

The web giants violate California's invasion of privacy law by “intentionally and as part of a common practice” scanning e-mails sent from the accounts of nonsubscribers to review “their words, content and thought processes” without the consent of the emails' author, according to nearly identical complaints filed on Thursday...
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