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Data Privacy

Jun. 11, 2024

CNET accused of illegally tracking customers

CNET is accused of using two trackers to "monetize" website visitors' IP addresses, including possibly selling this data to third parties.

CNET Networks, Inc., a leading tech and consumer electronic media company, was hit with a proposed class action last week, accusing the company of using "pen registers" to illegally track the IP addresses of California residents visiting the company's website, CNET.com.

According to the complaint, filed June 4 in San Francisco Superior Court by L. Timothy Fisher and Emily A. Horne of Bursor & Fisher PA, CNET's use of two third party data trackers, the GumGum...

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