Archive | August, 2012

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Judge Allows Challenge To Google Privacy Penalty

By , TECH DAILY DOSE BLOG - NATIONAL JOURNAL

29. August 2012

A federal judge has allowed a public interest group to challenge a $22.5 million fine Google agreed to pay earlier this month to settle allegations that it violated a consent decree it reached last year with the Federal Trade Commission related to violations of its privacy policies.

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Google, FTC Settlement Can Face Consumer Group Challenge

By , BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK

29. August 2012

A public interest group won the right to oppose a $22.5 million consumer lawsuit settlement between the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Google Inc. over a privacy breach of Apple Inc.’s Safari browser.

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Privacy Warriors Win Right To Fight Google’s Itty-Bitty FTC Payout

By , THE REGISTER UK

29. August 2012

Opposition to Google’s $22.5m privacy blunder settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission is heating up: lobby group Consumer Watchdog confirmed today it has won the right to file a brief against the deal.

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Consumer Watchdog Can File Against Google’s $22.5M FTC Settlement

By , ZDNET.COM

29. August 2012

A federal judge returned with a brief order on Tuesday that allows Consumer Watchdog to oppose Google’s $22.5 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.

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Judge Allows Group To Oppose FTC Settlement With Google

By , PCWORLD.COM

29. August 2012

A judge has allowed privacy group Consumer Watchdog to move forward with an effort to oppose a US$22.5 million privacy settlement between Google and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

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Challenge To FTC, Google Settlement

By , POST TECH - WASHINGTON POST BLOG

29. August 2012

Consumer Watchdog has won the right to oppose the Federal Trade Commission’s $22.5 billion challenge to a settlement with Google on privacy matters, the group said Wednesday.

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Court Allows Challenge To FTC’s $22.5M Google Settlement

By , POLITICO

29. August 2012

A federal judge late Tuesday granted Consumer Watchdog the ability to challenge the legal logic behind the FTC’s settlement with Google over charges it misrepresented its tracking of Safari Web browser users.

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Google Could Face Challenge To Its Privacy Settlement With FTC

By , LOS ANGELES TIMES

29. August 2012

Consumer Watchdog is looking to get a shot at challenging Google’s $22.5-million settlementwith the Federal Trade Commission over alleged privacy violations.

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Consumer Watchdog Wins Right To Oppose $22.5 Million Google Settlement With FTC

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29. August 2012

Consumer Watchdog Wins Right To Oppose $22.5 Million Google Settlement With FTC

SAN FRANCISCO – A U.S. District Court Judge has granted Consumer Watchdog the right to oppose Google’s record $22.5 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission because it allows the Internet giant to deny any wrongdoing.

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Consumer Group Files Motion To Oppose Google, FTC Settlement

By , ZDNET.COM

24. August 2012

The settlement agreement between the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Google, which cost the search giant $22.5 million in penalty charges, is being challenged in court.

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Google Recruiting Data Privacy ‘Ninjas’

By , SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS

23. August 2012

“If this is a new emphasis on privacy, that would be a good thing,” added John Simpson of Consumer Watchdog, an advocacy group that has criticized Google for its privacy practices.

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Google Beefing Up Privacy Swat Team

By , PCWORLD.COM

23. August 2012

The search giant has posted a job notice for a data privacy engineer for its privacy “red team.”

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Consumer Watchdog Opposes Google’s FTC Accord – Wants A Stiffer Penalty

By , THEINQUIRER.COM

23. August 2012

GOOGLE’S $22.5m settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over privacy breaches will be challenged if Consumer Watchdog gets its way. The organisation has filed a motion (PDF) in US District Court and asked for the right to oppose the FTC settlement with Google that it thought was rather cheap.

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