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Challenge To FTC, Google Settlement

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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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

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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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

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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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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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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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

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Friday, August 24, 2012

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

By , THEINQUIRER.COM

Thursday, August 23, 2012

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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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Consumer Group Asks FCC To Require More 4G Disclosure

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

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Consumer advocate group Consumer Watchdog is asking the Federal Communications Commission to require carriers to list the speed of their 4G networks in advertisements and at the point of sale.

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FTC, Google Settlement: Consumer Watchdog Files Motion in U.S. District Court Opposing Agreement

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

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Consumer Watchdog, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization is up in arms over a recent settlement between Google and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over the search giant's privacy practices. The organization has filed a motion in U.S. District Court asking for allowance to oppose the settlement because it has been deemed too lenient a punishment for Google's actions.

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The FTC’s Threat to Web Consumers

By , THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Sunday, August 19, 2012

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Yet groups such as Consumer Watchdog have called on government regulators to block the sale. The Fairsearch.org consortium of competitors to Google—which includes Microsoft—issued a statement that "encourages government officials to look closely" at how Google uses the acquisition.

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Google Hit With Record $22.5-Million Fine For Safari Tracking

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Friday, August 10, 2012

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The FTC fines Google a record $22.5 million for violating the privacy of people who used Apple's Safari Web browser even after pledging it would not. In levying a record $22.5-million fine against Google Inc., the Federal Trade Commission said it wanted to send a clear message to the Internet giant that it won't tolerate similar breaches in the future.

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Google Said to Face Fine by U.S. Over Apple Safari Breach

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

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Google Inc. (GOOG) agreed to pay $22.5 million, the largest fine ever levied by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, to settle allegations that it breached Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s Safari Internet browser.

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Google Pays $22.5 Million To Settle Apple Safari Charges

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Google Inc will pay $22.5 million to settle charges it bypassed the privacy settings of customers using Apple Inc's Safari browser, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday.

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Google Agrees To Pay Record Fine for Privacy Violations

By , NATIONAL JOURNAL

Thursday, August 9, 2012

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Google has agreed to pay $22.5 million to settle allegations that it violated its privacy promises by bypassing the privacy settings of users of Apple’s Safari Internet browser in order to track them, the Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday.

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