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  1. EU Commissioner Hints at YouTube Probe After Google Investigation

    In general [the complainants] make three broad allegations," he said. Expert staff will look into these and possibly future allegations for quite some time. But I suspect this case is only the beginning of further EU antitrust enforcement in the...

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

    If accepted by the court, the settlement will resolve allegations Google violated its privacy policy by sending search queries to third parties. Google agreed to pay $8.5 million to a handful of nonprofits in a federal U.S.class-action settlement...

  3. Another Loss for Viacom in Endless YouTube Copyright Legal Battle

    YouTube denied Viacom's allegations, saying that it respects the rights of content owners and complies with takedown requests when it gets them. Google-owned video-sharing site YouTube has handed Viacom yet another loss in the latest round of a...

  4. FTC: Google Demoting Rankings of Competing Vertical Websites is Justifiable

    As for allegations that Google manipulates its search algorithms to harm competing vertical websites, the FTC said there was insufficient evidence, noting that universal search type results can “plausibly be viewed as an improvement in the overall...

  5. Google Sued by Germany’s Former First Lady for Prostitution-Related Search Suggestions

    She has spent two years fighting the allegations. BBC reported that Bing also shows defamatory autosuggest results for Bettina Wulff, though when Search Engine Watch tested this, that was not the case.

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

    Still, the case raged on for eighteen months, as Borker denied aspects of the allegations and his lawyer tried (and failed) to prove he was mentally ill. In Rodriguez’s case, it meant harassing phone calls and threats of sexual assault.

  7. Facebook Ads 80% Bot Claim, Examined! Why You Shouldn’t Lose Faith Just Yet

    Limited Run’s allegations of Facebook ad traffic being 80 percent bots has made major news publications, from the New York Times to CNBC. Case in point: our data says that the majority of our organic traffic has JavaScript disabled.

  8. Miami Heat Minority Owner Sues Google Over Unflattering Photo

    Any court case arguing that Google must not add to the search engine stories which mention the untrue allegations will be reportable: for court cases and evidence are reportable under privilege. In the 2011 defamation suit, Katz’s lawyer Todd...

  9. Google Reveals More Government Search Censorship Requests

    Google found that their videos did violate YouTube’s Community Guidelines and as a result, complied with the association’s request.some content removals are requested due to allegations of defamation, while others are due to allegations that the...

  10. Security and Responsibility on the Virtual Frontier

    Magistrate Judge and denied the allegations. On April 20, 2011, a violation report (for anyone truly that interested, the case number is U.S. This week has generated a lot of questions about the responsibility of the provider of a virtual world...

  11. Human-flesh Search Engines Unearth Dark Side of Online Community

    One is a story of a kitten murderer, the second regards adultery and suicide, the third regards allegations against a politician, the fourth political dissent, and the final story explores a man who wants to avenge victims of the human-flesh...

  12. Google "Confident" On Potential In-Depth EU Antitrust Inquiry

    The EU is taking anti-competitive allegations regarding the search industry with great attention but Google said it is "confident" is has a "good case" after EU competition commissioner Joaquim Almunia stated that he is "looking at the allegations...