Under pressure of lawsuit, Google stops scanning student eMail for keywords

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Google will no longer scan student and faculty eMails for advertising keywords, the company announced this week.

The change comes on the heels of a lawsuit in California that alleged the scanning was in violation of wirtetap laws, as well as a more general public outcry about the practice.

In a blog post Wednesday, Bram Bout, director of Google for Education, said the change was being made for security purposes.

"Today more than 30 million students, teachers and...

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