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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. European antitrust chiefs are offering Google a chance to end the 18-month investigation into alleged monopoly abuses by the company. The senators also called on the Federal Trade Commission...

  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. According to the Financial Times, two people familiar with the matter have confirmed that the...

  4. Google Reveals Argentina, South Korea Investigations

    Google said that the Argentinian probe was related to its search and advertising businesses. Both Argentina’s Comision Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia and the Korea Fair Trade Commission in South Korea have also opened an investigation into...

  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. Facebook gave information to the EU shortly after the investigation started, as Reuters reported. EPIC (Electronic Privacy Information Center) has filed...

  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. Federal Trade Commission antitrust investigation after the Justice Department...