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  1. Google Still Taking a Beating Over Max Mosley S&M Party Search Results

    Earlier this year, a German federal court ruled Google must restrict information in its autocomplete when it violates personal rights. Google said in a French court this week that it had removed hundreds of pages for Mosley and stands ready to...

  2. Google Boldly Rejects UK Privacy Laws in Safari Snooping Case

    Federal Trade Commission. According to a statement released by the firm, Google has filed court papers that say it will "contest the right of Safari users in the UK to bring a case in the country they live in and where they use Google's service.

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

    Google agreed to pay $8.5 million to a handful of nonprofits in a federal U.S.class-action settlement that claimed the search engine violated user privacy, according to MediaPost. If accepted by the court, the settlement will resolve allegations...

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

    For the second time, a federal court correctly rejected Viacom's lawsuit against YouTube. Google-owned video-sharing site YouTube has handed Viacom yet another loss in the latest round of a copyright infringement court case that has lasted six...

  5. 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...

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

    As a result, the FTC announced that “Google has agreed to a Consent Order that prohibits it from seeking injunctions against a willing licensee, either in federal court or at the ITC, to block the use of any standard-essential patents that the...

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

    Vitaly Borker’s online reign of terror, once used as his SEO strategy, has earned the failed entrepreneur four years in federal prison. In addition to his four year federal sentence and fines/restitution, Borker was sentenced to three years...

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

    Rosetta Stone’s trademark infringement lawsuit against Google, first filed in 2009 and dismissed by a Virginia court in August 2010, has been revived by a federal appeals court. The $1 billion Viacom-YouTube copyright case was reopened by an...

  9. Google Forfeiture: Government Splits $500 Million

    A Google spokesperson said on that ruling, “We are disappointed by the Federal Court's decision that Google should be responsible for the content of four particular ads on its platform. Each of the four federal agencies contributed to the...

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

    Still, said a Google spokesperson in a statement to World News Australia, "We are disappointed by the Federal Court's decision that Google should be responsible for the content of four particular ads on its platform.

  11. Google, Microsoft, Yahoo Working With White House on Do No Track Browsing

    Meanwhile, a lawsuit was filed in federal court in Delaware against Google because “Google’s willful and knowing actions violated” federal wiretapping laws and other computer-related statutes by bypassing Safari's privacy settings, attorneys for...

  12. Judge Orders ALL Search Engines, Social Networks to De-index Seized Websites

    Having a federal judge curating a multibillion-page search index is a little like putting a finger in the hole of the dam without realizing there are 100 more holes draining the same lake," says Skrenta.

  13. Google & NSTIC Leading the March to Digital Totalitarianism?

    Now I don't to want single out Facebook, after all Google has stated Google+ is an identity network and now it is a Trusted Identity Provider with federal credentials. Data that can all be obtained by subpoena without your knowledge for court cases...