Judge Gives Google An Early Christmas Present, Declares Privacy Suits Must Prove Harm

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http://techcrunch.com – A federal judge dismissed a class-action lawsuit against Google, finding no evidence that the search giant’s Internet tracking harmed users. Plaintiffs alleged that Google had “tricked” Apple’s Safari browser into accepting digital “cookies”, which allow companies to track browsing behavior and sell it for targeted advertising. Avoiding a multi-million-dollar fine is nice, but the court’s reasoning gave Google a present that will keep on giving. Judge Sue Robinson declared that even under the most malicious interpretation of Google’s actions, lit (IT news)