Yahoo! Sued in California for Allegedly Intercepting E-Mails

By on November 19, 2013

A lawsuit was filed in federal court in San Jose, California against Yahoo! Inc. for allegedly intercepting emails sent to users of its mail service and profiting from related personal information. 

The complaint asserts that “Yahoo’s automated systems scan and analyze all incoming and outgoing communications content sent and received from your account,” using  that information to “match and serve targeted advertising and for spam and malware detection.” 

The plaintiff seeks to establish a class action and recover $5,000 in damages for each class member whose privacy was allegedly invaded. 

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