Judge Rejects Yahoo's Claims in E-mail Privacy Suit

Yahoo was ordered to face claims it illegally shared the content of emails in the latest ruling to hold Internet companies accountable for how they convert users' personal data into advertising dollars. Privacy lawsuits against Yahoo, Google and LinkedIn are gaining more attention after a ruling by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in March that Google's privacy policy was vague and possibly misleading about how it mined emails for information.