Google may owe you a class action settlement: here’s how to get it

Do you search for things on Google? Were you searching on Google between 2006 and 2013? Are you petty enough to file a class action claim that you’ll only get like 7-ish bucks out of? Then, we have some good news for you. Back in 2010 (we’re talking 13 years ago), a lawsuit was filed against Google. The allegation was that the tech giant breached user privacy by sharing information with third parties. This information reportedly included details on how users found their websites through searches. Needless to say, the case went on for a while. By 2015, they had settled for $8.5 million. But most of that money would go to privacy advocacy groups and the like. If you were to file for yourself, you’d have gotten four whole cents. Not even a nickel. Luckily, that measly number was challenged. This action reopened the lawsuit, which eventually escalated to the Supreme Court in 2019. Long story short, the settlement amount was revised to a substantial $23 million. This final decision was announced in January 2023. .stk-f87c56f{box-shadow:2px 2px 4px 2px rgba(0,0,0,0.2) !important} Who qualifies for the Google class action settlement? So, how does one get in on this? First, you need to be a US resident. Then, you have to think back and try to remember if you searched Google and clicked on a link at any point between Oct. 26, 2006, and Sept. 30, 2013. Unless you’re an avid Yahoo or DuckDuckGo user, and Bing didn’t exist until 2009….Google may owe you a class action settlement: here’s how to get it

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