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Google Sued Over Google Toolbar Sending Data Even While “Turned Off”

Jason Weber is suing Google over how the Google Toolbar in the past sent data to Google even while the toolbar was “turned off.” The suit was filed on Nov’5th by Webner and his attorneys, KamberLaw, based in New York. Weber is suing for the profits Google made from this issue, $100 per day per violation, $10,000 per user and legal fees.

“The plaintiff is suing on his “personal” experience and claims that the toolbar was still transmitting page data to Google in the background even when the enhanced toolbar was turned off. They claim that Google knew about the problem for months but didn’t fix the issue until much later. Much of this case cites Ben Edelman’s findings back in Jan’2010, where disabling Toolbar didn’t stop Google from tracking you. Google back then acknowledged the issue, said it only impacted a specific version of Internet Explorer and issues a fix after Edelman posted the details of the issue.”

Here’s the full complaint:

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