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Google Searchers Can Get Paid For Pilfered Privacy

Google Search users who clicked on a search result link from October 25, 2006, and September 30, 2013 can recoup a small portion of the cash its search ad business collected, according to one report. But doing so will require the person to provide personal information to the company administering the legal settlement that resolves a decade-old lawsuit challenging Google's behavior, according to The Register. During that time frame, Google allegedly revealed searchers' personal information to third parties in violation of privacy laws and promises. Under the terms of the settlement published on a website earlier this month, Google -- which denies any wrongdoing -- intends to pay $23 million to resolve the privacy lawsuit, known as In re Google Referrer Header Privacy Litigation, Case No. 5:10-cv-4809-EJD.

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