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  1. 15 Ways to Avoid Reputation Roadkill @ClickZ Live #czlny

    Samsung got fined for hiring people to write fake positive reviews of its own products and negative reviews of competitor HTC. But there is hope for all of us. Reputation management expert Andy Beal, chief executive (CEO) of Trackur and author of...

  2. Fake Online Reviews Cost 19 Companies $350,000

    When you consider the case of Main Street Host, they were fined $43,000, but it does make you wonder how much money they actually made from creating fake reviews for 30 different clients as well as any business brought into them from their own...

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

    The same issue has seen Google fined $22.5 million by the U.S. Google has told the UK High Court that it isn't subject to UK privacy laws because it is a U.S.company. Google is in court because it danced around security settings on the Apple iPhone...

  4. Germany Orders Google to Restrict Autocomplete Results

    In April, a Japanese court fined Google $3,100 for autocomplete suggestions that reportedly linked an innocent man to a crime. Google Fined $65K in France for ‘Crook’ Autocomplete Suggestion In a ruling this week, a German federal court said Google...

  5. Morgan Stanley Fined $5 Million Over Handling of Facebook IPO

    Investment bank, Morgan Stanley, has been fined $5 million by the US state of Massachusetts for its role in the botched Facebook initial public offering (IPO). Facebook's IPO descended into farce even before the NASDAQ stock exchange's systems...

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

    Google was fined $65,000 earlier this year in France, after refusing to remove autocomplete suggestions that labeled a French insurance company a “crook. This time, Germany’s former First Lady, Bettina Wulff, is taking the search giant to court.

  7. Google Not Responsible for Policing YouTube Content: French Court

    A month prior, Google was fined $65,000 for autosuggesting the word “crook” when users typed the name of a French insurance company into the search bar. In March 2011, the search giant was fined €430,000 for breach of copyright and €100,000 for...