About 3,000 troops to take part in missile force’s drills in central RussiaMilitary & Defense March 27, 20:55
Russian footballers must ‘force own game’ on Belgium in Sochi friendly match — coachSport March 27, 20:34
UN denies rumors of Staffan de Mistura’s resignationWorld March 27, 20:16
Prominent Russian lawyer vows to look into detention of journalists during Moscow ralliesRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 27, 20:05
Kremlin says world chess tournaments should go as planned despite FIDE’s presidential rowSport March 27, 19:32
Ukrainian politician says Kiev turns deaf ear to public pleas to end Donbass blockadeWorld March 27, 19:17
Serbia to get Russian MiG-29 fighter jets 'within weeks'Military & Defense March 27, 18:51
Putin wants Russian Guard to ensure security at FIFA World CupSport March 27, 18:35
Russia's Novatek to invest almost $417 million in shipyard for Arctic projectsBusiness & Economy March 27, 18:34
MOSCOW, February 16. /TASS/. Charges accusing internet giant Google robots of a programed invasion into personal privacy will be heard in Moscow next month, a city court announced on Monday.
The company is summoned to face a lawsuit filed by a former candidate for the post of mayor in Russia’s fourth-largest city, Yekaterinburg, alleging that the search engine specialist was reading his private e-mails.
Anton Burkov is seeking action at Zamoskvoretsky court to block further alleged intrusion and moral damages of 50,000 rubles, almost $800. "I discovered it quite by accident," he revealed. "On the right side of my letters I saw an advertisement and realized that it contained data from my letters.
"This means Google’s robots are programed to collect information about users and provide contextual advertising," said the Urals city resident, noting that Russia's Constitution established the right to privacy of correspondence and that a Google user agreement was against the law.
The March 2 challenge is unlikely to be easy, he says, noting that "[US National Security Agency whistleblower] Edward Snowden is struggling to prevent the state from reading our correspondence" and complaining that "Google has no right to do this either".
Google in Russia is already pointing to a legal defense, telling the court the Russian operation was not liable in the case because it had no responsibility for the Gmail service and that the lawsuit should be filed against Google Inc. in the United States.