Google Settles Buzz Lawsuit For $8.5 Million; You Don't Get Any Of It

Hey, remember when Google signed everyone up for Buzz without asking and revealed their private contact lists? The company has now settled a class action lawsuit brought by seven Gmail users. The BBC says that 30% will go to the legal team, while each of those seven users will get $2,500. The rest will not be turned into Google stickers or free AdSense ads for you, but instead will be “shared among organisations that promote online privacy.”

The groups haven’t been named, but somehow I suspect Consumer Watchdog will not be among those lucky organizations.

“Google to pay $8.5m to settle Buzz lawsuit” [BBC]
“Google settles Buzz lawsuit for $8.5M” [CNET]