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

    Google has agreed to pay a settlement of $17 million to 38 U.S.states in order to end a probe into claims that it deliberately bypassed user privacy settings in Apple’s Safari browser. The issue has already proved costly for Google, after an...

  2. Google Told to Fix 4 Areas in Search, Advertising to End Antitrust Inquiry

    The search giant also faces a similar probe in the U.S. The senators also called on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to step up its investigation by considering both the issues they have previously raised and those singled out by the EC to...

  3. Facebook's Instagram Purchase Faces Government Review

    Facebook's $1 billion acquisition of photo-sharing service Instagram is reportedly facing delays of several months, as U.S.regulators probe the deal. As part of the investigation, the FTC has contacted Google and Twitter, though its unclear what...

  4. SEMPO Tells Government: Don't Censor Search Engines

    FTC's antitrust probe into Google, the search marketing organization SEMPO issues a statement to the FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz, calling for zero regulation. Much of the buzz in the search industry has been telling the FTC to back down, avoid any...

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

    Marketers should give note to a couple other stories, including The Wall Street Journal’s recently revised privacy policy (which permits WSJ to track personally identifiable behavior without user consent) and the FTC probe into undeletable...

  6. FTC Investigating if Google Jacked Up AdWords Rates on Microsoft

    Regardless of the timing, this allegation is part of the large Google antitrust probe that began earlier this year, as the FTC is attempting to determine whether Google has abused its power and violated antitrust laws, and no doubt will take...

  7. Privacy Regulators See Red Over Facebook Facial Recognition

    Though TechCrunch suggested the probe was for other privacy issues the EU had with the website. We've obtained a draft copy of a complaint to the FTC penned by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), and we hear that they're trying to...

  8. Google FTC Antitrust Probe Rumors Emerge as ITA Verdict Nears

    Bloomberg noted that "FTC Commissioner Thomas Rosch said in an interview last month he supported a probe of the dominant players in the Internet-search industry. The FTC and Justice Department both oversee antitrust investigations, so it seems the...