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Data Privacy For Children
2012-12-19 21:20:59

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online No one is happy when their privacy is compromised, but children have very little understanding of the dangers that can be associated with it. This week, the FTC is looking at ways to ensure new rules can keep up with ever-changing technology. This week the Federal Trade Commission adopted final amendments to the Children´s Online Privacy Protection Rule which will strengthen child privacy protections while also giving...

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...

Kids Apps Target Of FTC Probe
2012-12-10 15:24:04

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In early October, the operator of websites for stars like Justin Beiber, Selena Gomez and Rhianna was ordered to pay a $1 million civil penalty for violating the Children´s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA. The operator, Artist Arena, was found to be violating kids' Internet privacy collecting information about the children who visited these sites, including their names, birthdays, cell phone numbers and street...

FTC Pressures Google For Antitrust Settlement
2012-11-13 07:16:17

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is pressuring Google to settle an antitrust probe this week or face a lawsuit, Bloomberg News reported on Monday. The commission has been investigating Google for the past 20 months to determine whether the company abused its dominant market position in Internet search to unjustly compete in separate, but related, businesses. Specifically, the FTC is looking into whether Google rates its own...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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