Google Googles Your Mail and Doesn’t Want to Say How

Google is seeking to black out portions of a transcript from a public court hearing that includes information on how it mines data from personal e-mails.

Google, fighting a lawsuit claiming its interception of e-mails amounts to illegal wiretapping, asked U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in a filing in San Jose on Thursday to redact “confidential” information from the transcript, without being more specific. The main revelation at the Feb. 27 hearing was the existence of “Content Onebox,” used by Google to intercept e-mails for tailored advertising and to build user profiles, Sean Rommel, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, told the judge at the time.


SF Gate: Rosenblatt

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