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  1. Google Not Responsible for Content of Paid Search Ads, Australian Court Rules

    The Australian High Court’s ruling overturns a Federal Court ruling from last April, which found Google guilty of engaging in misleading and deceptive conduct in four cases between 2005 and 2008 – based on a prior court decision that found a...

  2. Google’s Rosetta Stone AdWords Woes Continue as Case Reopened

    In one example in that suit, filed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, users were led to believe by virtue of the ad title that they would be taken to the Honda.com.au website, when in fact the ad was for another website called...

  3. Google Forfeiture: Government Splits $500 Million

    That statement doesn’t exactly jive with Google’s position on their part in responsible advertising yesterday, after losing an appeal in which an Australian court ruled Google had engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct.

  4. Google Engages in Misleading, Deceptive Conduct with AdWords: Australian Court

    Google has lost an Australian court case on appeal after the original decision in their favor was overturned today. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission filed suit over paid advertisements that misled consumers by showing competitors...

  5. Google April Fools' Day Pranks 2012: 8-Bit Maps, Chrome Multitask Mode & More!

    We’re all holding our breath to find out whether any kangaroos will file privacy complaints with the Australian government. To provide panoramic pictures of the Australian outback, Google has announced Google Street Roo.

  6. Kony 2012: Lessons for Video Marketers

    How did the Australian researchers come up with their data? The top video in the Viral Video Chart is Kony 2012, “a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his...

  7. Facebook’s Cookiegate: Controversial Tracking Cookie is Back

    The same Australian who blew the whistle on Facebook tracking logged out users last week discovered yesterday that although Facebook had “fixed” the problem, the tracking cookie has been re-enabled. According to Nic Cubrilovic, it was active on...

  8. Your Facebook Data File: Everything You Never Wanted Anyone to Know

    A few weeks ago, Australian hacker exposed Facebook’s practice of tracking logged out users and they quickly “fixed” the problem (after trying to defend it, initially). Facebook recently got their hands on their complete Facebook user data files...

  9. Facebook Fixes Cookie Issues as Lawmakers Urge FTC Privacy Probe

    The cookie problems were discovered by "Australian-born serial entrepreneur, writer, and hacker" Nik Cubrilovic. It was recently discovered that some Facebook cookies were left in-tact after logout. While the issue has since been resolved, select...

  10. Nellie Melba Gets Google's Stamp of Approval With 150th Birthday Logo

    Google is celebrating the 150th birthday of Australian opera singer Dame Nellie Melba with a special logo on Google Australia today. Melba is also being celebrated in Australia with a special 60-cent stamp based on a portrait by Australian artist...