Appeals Court Strikes Down Google's Class-Action 'Cookies' Settlement

A federal appeals court struck down Google’s class-action settlement meant to resolve claims it invaded the privacy of millions of computer users by installing “cookies” in their browsers, but paying those users nothing for their troubles. In a 3-0 decision, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said it could not tell whether the $5.5 millionsettlement was fair, reasonable and adequate, and said a lower court judge should revisit the case.