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

    Federal Trade Commission said in 2010 that it would not be pursuing any action against Google as the company did not appear to have retained or utilised the data it had collected. The company will pay $7 million to settle a case backed up some 38...

  2. Facebook Wants to Welcome Kids Under Age 13 to Social Network

    At the time, Federal Trade Commission chair Jon Leibowitz told Consumer Reports, “We are very concerned about kids eliding around COPPA’s restrictions. COPPA is the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, which prohibits sites...

  3. US Senators Ask FTC to Launch Formal Anti-trust Investigation into Google

    Two US senators have asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to launch a formal anti-trust investigation into Google. Senators Herb Kohl and Mike Lee have written to the FTC (PDF) about their fears that Google could be abusing its dominant...

  4. SEMPO Tells Government: Don't Censor Search Engines

    Chairman Jon Leibowitz Federal Trade Commission 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20580 Think about all the forms of information that used tobe very difficult to access, but which are now at your fingertips, empowered not only by the...

  5. Google Lobbying Spend Hits New High

    As the Federal Trade Commission continues their investigation and the Department of Justice reviews the Motorola and Admeld deals, Google’s PAC has also hired former Democratic House leader and now lobbyist Richard Gephardt.

  6. Google Buzz Settles Privacy Case With FTC As Plus1 Launches

    Federal Trade Commission--unsurprisingly wanted more detail about what went wrong and how we could prevent it from happening again. We'll receive an independent review of our privacy procedures once every two years, and we'll ask users to give us...

  7. Online Advertising: The End of Cookies?

    As marketers, we always hope that the Federal Trade Commission and other governing bodies will let us self-regulate. It's like the FTC is telling us, "you guys can't get it together, let us help you out a little bit.

  8. North Korea Using Cyberattacks Against US, South Korea

    The Treasury Department, Secret Service, Federal Trade Commission and Transportation Department Web sites were all down at varying points over the holiday weekend and into this week, The A.P.reported, citing officials inside and outside the...

  9. Baidu's Profit Increases 91% in Third Quarter 2008

    Further information regarding these and other risks is included in our annual report on Form 20-F and other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Securities and Exchange Commission, in its annual report to shareholders, in...