62773791 story Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims 175 175 Posted by Soulskill on Wednesday July 23, 2014 @05:15AM from the discovery-will-be-powered-by-bing dept. Jason Koebler writes: According to plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Google, personal information about you and your browsing, email, and app-using habits that is regularly sent between apps on you Android phone is harming your battery life. As odd as it sounds, this minor yet demonstrable harm is what will allow their lawsuit to go forward. A federal judge ruled that the claim "requires a heavily and inherently fact-bound inquiry." That means there's a good chance we're about to get a look into the ins and outs of Google's advertising backbone: what information is shared with whom, and when.