Right after my post yesterday about an anonymous search engine, I found a headline that a class-action lawsuit accusing Gmail of violating anti-wiretapping and privacy laws is set to go forward.

It’s better if you read the article for details, but the gist of the case is that Google uses software to scan, profile, and track email sent and received by Gmail users for purposes of advertising. Non-Gmail users who send to a Gmail address never agreed to have their messages scanned by a Google, the plaintiffs allege. Google’s lawyers moved to have the case dismissed, and the judge refused the motion. So, evidently, there will be a trial.