Google selling users’ personal data despite promise, federal court lawsuit claims
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Google is making a fortune by selling users’ personal information despite the company’s pledge that it never sells the data, a lawsuit filed this week claims. “Google promises its hundreds of millions of users that it ‘will never sell any personal information to third parties’ and ‘you get to decide how your information is used.’ These promises are false,” the lawsuit claims, quoting a 2019 New York Times op-ed by Google CEO Sundar Pichai. “In fact, Google monitors its consumers’ digital footprint, then makes billions of dollars by selling their sensitive personal information.” The suit also c...