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Yahoo Email Privacy Settlement Gains Final Approval

A judge has granted final approval to a privacy settlement that requires Yahoo to pay $4 million to class-action attorneys, but doesn't require the company to stop scanning emails for ad purposes. Instead, Yahoo must make some technical changes to the way it performs the scans.

"In the end, we'll add this case to the list of other so-called "privacy lawsuits" that essentially enrich a cottage industry of plaintiffs' lawyers, do little to protect or compensate consumers, and don't change the tech sector's behavior in any real, meaningful way," writes Ars Technica.

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