Google Fights To Keep It’s Email Mining Data From The Public

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Google Wants E-Mail Scanning Information Blocked

” Google Inc. (GOOG), the world’s largest Internet-search provider, is seeking to black out portions of a transcript from a public court hearing that includes information on how it mines data from personal e-mails.

  Google, fighting a lawsuit claiming its interception of e-mails amounts to illegal wiretapping, asked U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh in a filing yesterday to redact “confidential” information from the transcript, without being more specific. The main revelation at the Feb. 27 hearing was the existence of “Content Onebox,” used by Google to intercept e-mails for targeted advertising and to build user profiles, Sean Rommel, a lawyer for plaintiffs, told the judge at the time.

  Google’s latest move to keep records in the case out of public view comes as Koh is weighing a request by companies including National Public RadioNew York Times Co. and…

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