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

    If accepted by the court, the settlement will resolve allegations Google violated its privacy policy by sending search queries to third parties. Google agreed to pay $8.5 million to a handful of nonprofits in a federal U.S.class-action settlement...

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

    It was settled last month, though details of the settlement just went public this weekend. Facebook to Pay $10 Million Settlement to Charity Five Facebook members brought the case forward, though nearly one in three U.S.citizens could have joined...

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

    On Google’s October 2010 settlement of their AdWords dispute with French authorities over their practice of blocking specific advertisers from buying sponsored links, the New York Times had reported that Google "also agreed to apply 'the principle...

  4. Oracle Rejects Google’s $3 Million Offer to Settle Patent Dispute

    Ahead of an upcoming trial in April over claims that Google's Android operating system has infringed on Java patents, Google has offered to pay Oracle $3 million plus a portion of its Android platform revenue in an attempt to reach a settlement...

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

    Fla.and two watchdog groups –  Consumer Watchdog and the Electronic Privacy Information Center – began pushing the FTC to investigate whether Google violated a privacy settlement the FTC signed with Google last year.

  6. Irish Hotel Drops Autocomplete Defamation Case Against Google

    It may be that Google conducted an out-of-court settlement, but their own statement – indicating they are "pleased this case has been withdrawn" – seems to contradict that possibility. That case has now been withdrawn, although no details of any...

  7. Google Pays $500M to Avoid DOJ Prosecution on Drug Ads

    This settlement ensures that Google will reform its improper advertising practices with regard to these pharmacies while paying one of the largest financial forfeiture penalties in history. Given the extensive coverage this settlement has already...

  8. Winklevoss Twins Row Away From Facebook Suit

    Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss and Narendra had announced last month they were taking their dispute over the settlement to the Supreme Court. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with Facebook and Zuckerberg in April, upholding the settlement made in 2008.