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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....

FTC Hires Experts Lawyer For Google Antitrust Investigation
2012-04-28 03:58:20

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has hired former Justice Department prosecutor Beth Wilkinson to help determine whether it should charge Google with antitrust violations. The Wall Street Journal reported that the FTC hired Wilkinson Thursday night to lead the team that will decide whether the agency believes Google violated antitrust regulations. FTC Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch told the Journal that Wilkinson would "carry out the duties of a trial lawyer." Google is facing...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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