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  1. Google Pays $17 Million to Settle Apple Safari User Tracking Case

    New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman said securing the $17 million settlement – of which New York will receive $899,580 – showed that public privacy couldn't be ignored by tech giants. Google has agreed to pay a settlement of $17 million to...

  2. Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Microsoft Urge 'Greater Transparency' in PRISM Letter

    The letter was also addressed to Attorney General Eric Holder and Senate majority leader Harry Reid, among others. Yahoo general counsel Ron Bell called it a "call to action. Several high-profile technology companies have co-signed a letter that...

  3. Google Under Fire Again for Providing Easy Access to Prescription Drugs

    Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood claimed Google was up to its old tricks by allowing websites to be found that sell illegal prescription drugs. In a statement, Google said of the recent allegations by Hood, "We take the safety of our users...

  4. Google Pays $7 Million to Settle Street View Snooping Case

    Consumers have a right to protect their vital personal and financial information from improper and unwanted use by corporations like Google,” said New York State attorney general Eric Schneiderman. At the time, attorneys general in the various U.S...

  5. Vitaly Borker Gets 4 Years for Threats, Terror Used to Boost Google Rankings

    Exasperated, she took her complaint to his banks, police, her credit card company, IC3, and even the New York state attorney general’s office. The former owner/operator of was also ordered to pay nearly $100,000 in restitution and...

  6. Google: We Didn't Mess With Texas Attorney General

    Google is being sued by the Texas attorney general, who alleges that the search giant is withholding documents from the state. The tribulation started two years ago as an antitrust lawsuit but has since expanded into an investigation that sees...

  7. Congressman, EPIC Push for Larger Google Street View Investigation

    Attorney General Eric Holder. The fallout from Google's Street View Wi-Fi data grab continues. Not content with Google's $25,000 fine for obstructing a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) investigation into the allegations, a U.S.

  8. Google Forfeiture: Government Splits $500 Million

    East and North Providence police will each receive $60 million, as will the attorney general’s office. Select Rhode Island law enforcement agencies are about to beef up their training, equipment and investigative budgets.

  9. Google, Apple, Microsoft Agree to Mobile App Privacy Changes

    The agreement, which came about after pressure from the U.S.justice system and California's attorney general, Kamala Harris, will bring the mobile application market in line with California laws, and requires all applications that collect personal...

  10. SOPA Explained: Why It’s Bad for the Web & How to #StopSOPA

    In a December 13th post called It’s Still a Blacklist and It’s Still a Disaster, the EFF pointed out that the bill still gave the Attorney General and copyright holders the right to obtain blacklist orders and offered new ambiguity as to how the...

  11. Google Pays $500M to Avoid DOJ Prosecution on Drug Ads

    The Department of Justice will continue to hold accountable companies who in their bid for profits violate federal law and put at risk the health and safety of American consumers," James Cole, deputy attorney general, said in a statement.

  12. Texas AG Wants Google's Formula for AdWords Rates, Ranking Sites

    The Texas attorney general leading an antitrust investigation of Google wants to know how Google determines the prices for its AdWords paid search advertising program and how sites are ranked in Google's search results.