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  1. Google Pays $7 Million to Settle Street View Snooping Case

    Consumers have a right to protect their vital personal and financial information from improper and unwanted use by corporations like Google,” said New York State attorney general Eric Schneiderman. At the time, attorneys general in the various U.S...

  2. Vitaly Borker Gets 4 Years for Threats, Terror Used to Boost Google Rankings

    Exasperated, she took her complaint to his banks, police, her credit card company, IC3, and even the New York state attorney general’s office. The former owner/operator of DecorMyEyes.com was also ordered to pay nearly $100,000 in restitution and...

  3. Google: We Didn't Mess With Texas Attorney General

    Google is being sued by the Texas attorney general, who alleges that the search giant is withholding documents from the state. The tribulation started two years ago as an antitrust lawsuit but has since expanded into an investigation that sees...

  4. Google Forfeiture: Government Splits $500 Million

    East and North Providence police will each receive $60 million, as will the attorney general’s office. Rhode Island state police is getting $45 million and the National Guard $5 million. Local and state agencies will have to submit a spending plan...

  5. SOPA Explained: Why It’s Bad for the Web & How to #StopSOPA

    In a December 13th post called It’s Still a Blacklist and It’s Still a Disaster, the EFF pointed out that the bill still gave the Attorney General and copyright holders the right to obtain blacklist orders and offered new ambiguity as to how the...

  6. Google Refuses To Release Data CT Attorney General Wants To Check For Criminal Activity

    Seems like they would be illegal searches - unless information in open wifi can be collected and the state wants Google as their collector. Outgoing Connecticut AG Richard Blumenthal requested the data collected during Google's Streetview data...

  7. Brand Monitoring: A Guide to Protecting Trademarks on Paid Search

    Reporting to public agencies like the FTC or state attorney general Keyword sponsorship: In general, advertisers are allowed to sponsor trademarks on each of the three providers. Brand keywords and phrases usually produce very high quality traffic.

  8. The Web's Wild West Days Are Gone

    The newspaper was served a grand jury subpoena from the U.S.attorney's office demanding they turn over all records pertaining to those postings, including full name, date of birth, physical address, gender, ZIP code, password prompts, security...

  9. Senator Kohl Wants Oversight of Google-Yahoo Deal

    In a letter to Assistant Attorney General Thomas Barnett, Kohl, Chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust urges: Recognizing the nascent and fast-changing nature of this marketplace, we encourage the Department to continue to monitor the...

  10. Now States are Investigating Yahoo-Google Deal

    A spokeswoman for the Attorney General Bill McCollum told the Post, "We are reviewing the proposed transaction in conjunction with other state attorneys general, as well as the Department of Justice. Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal...

  11. SEO Mos Def Busted by WA State Atty General: $450,000 Penalty Looms

    SEATTLE – A Washington-based company that sells search engine optimization (SEO) services to small businesses is prohibited from selling or advertising them to new customers under the terms of a settlement announced by Washington State Attorney...

  12. Search and the Law: Attorney Deborah Wilcox

    Some states, like Utah, have enacted this law, that buying a trademark that's someone's keyword, and selling the keyword, is unlawful in their state. But it's also showing that it's an issue having considerable attention with state legislatures.