Yahoo Accused Of Spying On Email Users For Profit

Law360, New York (October 2, 2013, 6:51 PM EDT) -- Yahoo Inc. was hit with a proposed class action in California federal court Wednesday accusing it of illegally reading, copying and analyzing emails in order to make money on targeted advertising, profiling, data collection and other services.

John Kevranian and Tammy Zapata allege Yahoo has violated California's Invasion of Privacy Act and the federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act.

In May 2011, a new Yahoo email system became the default interface for all Yahoo users, which the company said could “look for keywords and links to further...
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