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FTC Google Investigation Ending
2012-12-17 21:38:11

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to anonymous sources, Google appears to have succeeded in negotiating an end to the FTC investigation that looked into the search engine giant´s search practices. The Washington Post reported on Monday the Federal Trade Commission has reached a deal that could end a nearly two-year-old investigation. News reports suggest the FTC would take no action against Google for its alleged abuse of power over the search...

FTC, Google Reportedly Close To Patent Settlement
2012-12-12 08:12:57

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Google are close to reaching a deal that would resolve an ongoing antitrust probe over Google´s use of patents it acquired through the purchase of Motorola Mobility, according to multiple media reports. The FTC began investigating Google´s use of these patents, which belong to a special class known as standard essential patents (SEPs), in June. The federal regulatory body has...

Google Safari Cookie Settlement Upheld
2012-11-18 06:05:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The fine levied against Google by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) as part of a privacy-related investigation was upheld by a federal judge on Friday. According to Megan Geuss of Ars Technica, the Mountain View, California-based company was accused of implanting cookies on Safari web browsers without their user's knowledge or consent, and following an FTC probe, the two parties settled on a $22.5 million fine for the breach....


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.