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

    Google agreed to pay $8.5 million to a handful of nonprofits in a federal U.S.class-action settlement that claimed the search engine violated user privacy, according to MediaPost. Google released encrypted search in beta back in May 2010, prior to...

  2. 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. It was settled last month, though details of the settlement just went public...

  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. Google's book settlement in the US is not sitting well with some in Europe.

  4. Highlights from the SEW Blog: April 21-25, 2008

    Google Sued for Ad Fraud; Another Class Action Settlement? Today Google was slapped with a lawsuit alleging advertising fraud, which will be fascinating -- and important -- for AdWords advertisers to watch.

  5. Ask and LookSmart Send Out Click Fraud Settlement Letters

    The Settlement Notice informs you of the Court's certification of a class for settlement purposes; the nature of the claims alleged; your right to participate in, or exclude yourself from, the class; a proposed settlement; and how you can claim an...

  6. It's Time to See What's In the PPC Sausage

    Google Agrees To $90 Million Settlement In Class Action Lawsuit Over Click Fraud, Search Engine Watch Click Fraud Settlement Viewed as Win-Win by Some , ClickZ Rohrs modified his version of the quote to fit what he sees as the messiness of the...

  7. 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...