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Google Wins Book Lawsuit: Judge Rules Digitization Service 'Fair Use'

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Google has won its eight-year battle with The Authors Guild over its Books service, with a judge ruling that Google's use of copyrighted material was allowed under fair use. Google lets users search and view "snippets" of more than 20 million books. Google has won its eight-year battle with The Authors Guild over its Books service, with a judge ruling that Google's use of copyrighted material was allowed under fair use. Google lets users search and view "snippets" of more than 20 million books. 0 Comments

Yelp Lawsuit Seeks Wages for Yelpers

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A lawsuit is seeking employment benefits and wages for reviewers (a.k.a. "Yelpers") that have been posting free reviews on Yelp. The lawsuit claims Yelp has violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and has refused to pay wages to its reviewers. A lawsuit is seeking employment benefits and wages for reviewers (a.k.a. "Yelpers") that have been posting free reviews on Yelp. The lawsuit claims Yelp has violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and has refused to pay wages to its reviewers. 0 Comments

Google to Pay $8.5 Million to Settle Search Query Privacy Case

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Google agreed to give $8.5 million to a handful of nonprofits as well as revise the language within its privacy policy in order to settle a case that claimed Google leaked personal information of users to third parties through referrer headers. Google agreed to give $8.5 million to a handful of nonprofits as well as revise the language within its privacy policy in order to settle a case that claimed Google leaked personal information of users to third parties through referrer headers. 0 Comments

Weekly Rundown: Lost Google Image Search Traffic, Facebook Search Ads & More

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Google Image Search traffic is down 63 percent on average. Facebook tests Graph Search ads and debuts CPA bidding. Bing calls a search malware analysis "wrong". Here's a quick recap of search and social marketing news and tips from the past week. Google Image Search traffic is down 63 percent on average. Facebook tests Graph Search ads and debuts CPA bidding. Bing calls a search malware analysis "wrong". Here's a quick recap of search and social marketing news and tips from the past week. 0 Comments

Weekly Rundown: Matt Cutts Q&As, Bing vs. Enhanced Campaigns & More

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Google's Matt Cutts answers SEO questions. Bing hits back on AdWords enhanced campaigns. Lots of advertising revenue forecasts. A new Google Places for Business interface rolls out. Here's a quick recap of search and social marketing news and tips. Google's Matt Cutts answers SEO questions. Bing hits back on AdWords enhanced campaigns. Lots of advertising revenue forecasts. A new Google Places for Business interface rolls out. Here's a quick recap of search and social marketing news and tips. 0 Comments

Google Faces Safari Tracking Lawsuit in UK

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Twelve plaintiffs have banded together in the UK to file a lawsuit against Google, which could open Google to damage payments – not just for the 12, but for anyone else with an iPhone who used Google via the Safari browser. Twelve plaintiffs have banded together in the UK to file a lawsuit against Google, which could open Google to damage payments – not just for the 12, but for anyone else with an iPhone who used Google via the Safari browser. 0 Comments

LinkedIn Hit With $5 Million Lawsuit Over Stolen Passwords

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One of LinkedIn's premium members claims the website didn't do enough to safeguard users' digitally stored and personally identifiable information, including e-mail addresses, passwords, and login credentials. So she's suing the social network. One of LinkedIn's premium members claims the website didn't do enough to safeguard users' digitally stored and personally identifiable information, including e-mail addresses, passwords, and login credentials. So she's suing the social network. 0 Comments

Facebook Settles Privacy Lawsuit, Buys Facial Recognition Company Face.com

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Facebook has been ordered to pay $10 million to charity to settle a U.S. lawsuit over Sponsored Stories for using images of users without compensation or offering an opt out. Facebook has also acquired facial recognition software company Face.com. Facebook has been ordered to pay $10 million to charity to settle a U.S. lawsuit over Sponsored Stories for using images of users without compensation or offering an opt out. Facebook has also acquired facial recognition software company Face.com. 0 Comments

Judge Allows 'No Poaching' Lawsuit Against Google to Proceed

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A California judge has denied a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit from employees alleging that a group of seven high profile tech companies, including Google and Apple, conspired in a "no poaching" deal, limiting worker salaries and mobility. A California judge has denied a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit from employees alleging that a group of seven high profile tech companies, including Google and Apple, conspired in a "no poaching" deal, limiting worker salaries and mobility. 0 Comments

Congressman, EPIC Push for Larger Google Street View Investigation

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Not content with Google's $25,000 fine for obstructing a Federal Communications Commission Wi-Fi data collection investigation, a U.S. lawmaker and the Electronic Privacy Information Center are calling for further investigations of Google. Not content with Google's $25,000 fine for obstructing a Federal Communications Commission Wi-Fi data collection investigation, a U.S. lawmaker and the Electronic Privacy Information Center are calling for further investigations of Google. 0 Comments

Google Fined $25K for Obstructing FCC’s Street View Investigation

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The FCC has fined Google $25,000, claiming the search giant “deliberately impeded and delayed” their investigation into the 2010 collection of private user data through unsecured wi-fi networks during Street View mapping. The FCC has fined Google $25,000, claiming the search giant “deliberately impeded and delayed” their investigation into the 2010 collection of private user data through unsecured wi-fi networks during Street View mapping. 0 Comments

Google Street View has Patent, Urination Problems

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Google Street View has often been the subject of controversy. The latest: Google and Apple are facing a patent lawsuit for Street View technology used on the iPhone and iPad, while a urination image is causing legal troubles for Google in France. Google Street View has often been the subject of controversy. The latest: Google and Apple are facing a patent lawsuit for Street View technology used on the iPhone and iPad, while a urination image is causing legal troubles for Google in France. 0 Comments

FTC Finalizes Settlement of Google Buzz Privacy Issues

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The FTC has approved its settlement with Google that addresses improper privacy disclosure during the release of Buzz. The settlement mandates additional privacy procedures, including third-party privacy audits every other year for the next 20 years. The FTC has approved its settlement with Google that addresses improper privacy disclosure during the release of Buzz. The settlement mandates additional privacy procedures, including third-party privacy audits every other year for the next 20 years. 0 Comments

Lawsuit Accuses comScore of Major Privacy Violations

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A lawsuit accuses comScore of recording private consumer information (including social security numbers and payment data), manipulating computer security settings without authorization, and embedding their software in other applications. A lawsuit accuses comScore of recording private consumer information (including social security numbers and payment data), manipulating computer security settings without authorization, and embedding their software in other applications. 0 Comments

YouTube Makes a Deal with Music Publishers

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Google has finally reached a deal with a group of music publishers who filed a class-action lawsuit in 2007. The arrangement allows songwriters and music publishers to receive royalties from Google for songs used by YouTube users in videos. Google has finally reached a deal with a group of music publishers who filed a class-action lawsuit in 2007. The arrangement allows songwriters and music publishers to receive royalties from Google for songs used by YouTube users in videos. 0 Comments