Class-Action Suit Alleges Google Violates Privacy

Google has been targeted in a class-action lawsuit that accuses the company of violating user privacy by passing along search queries in referral links. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, argues that Google's practice of including search terms in the URL for search-results pages violates user privacy when that URL is passed onto the publisher of the Web site clicked on by a Google user.