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New Mexico Sues Google Over Children’s Privacy Violations


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New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas.

New Mexicos attorney general sued Google on Thursday for allegedly used its educational products to spy on the states children and families.

Credit: Juan Antonio Labreche/Associated Press

New Mexico's attorney general sued Google on Thursday, saying the tech giant used its educational products to spy on the state's children and families.

Google collected a trove of students' personal information, including data on their physical locations, websites they visited, YouTube videos they watched and their voice recordings, Hector Balderas, New Mexico's attorney general, said in a federal lawsuit.

"The consequences of Google's tracking cannot be overstated: Children are being monitored by one of the largest data mining companies in the world, at school, at home, on mobile devices, without their knowledge and without the permission of their parents," the lawsuit said.

 

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