Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Don't be evil... but if you are and you get caught, pay a fine of $8.5M...

Google has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit brought by Gmail users claiming Google Buzz violated their privacy.

As part of the settlement, Google said it will create an $8.5 million fund, with the majority of the money going to organizations focused on Internet privacy education and policy. In addition, Google also pledged to do more to educate users about the privacy aspects of Buzz.

Google made a number of changes to improve privacy for Buzz after controversy erupted following the service's launch in February...