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  1. Facebook Settles Privacy Lawsuit, Buys Facial Recognition Company Face.com

    The proposed class-action lawsuit accused Facebook of violating California law by featuring user “Likes” as Sponsored Stories without compensation or an opt-out option. This transaction simply brings a world-class team and a longtime technology...

  2. Google's Brin Defends Book Settlement in New York Times Op-Ed

    Some have claimed that this agreement is a form of compulsory license because, as in most class action settlements, it applies to all members of the class who do not opt out by a certain date. Google co-founder Sergey Brin has taken to the...

  3. Google Book Settlement Raises Eyebrows in Europe

    It involves Google shelling out $125 million to establish the Book Rights Registry, which would kill the existing class action lawsuit against Google for its book search. However, they are allowed to opt-out of the deal if they so choose.

  4. The Google Content Ad Fraud Lawsuit: Just the Facts, Ma'am

    My opinion: regardless of the outcome of the class action suit, Google should make it easier for advertisers to opt out of the content network, as an explicit step in the campaign creation process. Last week I blogged about the April 22 filing of a...

  5. Google Sued for Ad Fraud; Another Class Action Settlement?

    The lawsuit, which seeks class action status, was filed by the firm of Kabateck Brown Kellner, on behalf of David Almeida, a Massachusetts-based private investigator. Finance, Wired and other outlets imply that advertisers are presented with the...

  6. Daily SearchCast, July 28, 2006: Google Class Action Suit Over Click Fraud Settled; Google Radio Ads; Anti-Phishing Protection In Search Results & More!

    Today's search podcast covers the class action lawsuit settlement against Just got word from Google that the settlement in the class action lawsuit over click fraud has been approved. Settlement is here (PDF file), the $30 million in attorney fees...

  7. Search Engine Forums Spotlight

    Google Sends Out Class Action Settlement Info -- Do It Or Not? Google's now sent info out about a proposed settlement to a class action case over click fraud. MSN is doing what Google should have done a long time ago and have instituted a meta tag...

  8. Daily SearchCast, May 23, 2006: Google Removes Sites Over Hate Speech From News; Google Bug Makes Your Site Seem To Disappear; MSN Gives ODP Description Opt-Out (Hurray!) & More!

    Sends Settlement Notices In Click Fraud Class Action Case Today's search podcast covers Google removing some sites from Google News over hate speech issues; a bug that causes Google to report fewer pages indexed than it actually has for your site...