FTC

Google

Google Paying Record $22.5M Fine For Breaking Privacy Promise To Trade Commission

Google was set to pay a record $22.5 million fine to settle allegations that it broke a privacy promise by secretly tracking millions of Web surfers who use Apple’s Safari browser.

08/09/2012

A sign is displayed outside of the Google headquarters in Mountain View. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Google Reportedly Facing $22.5M Fine In Privacy Case

Google has agreed to pay a $22.5 million fine to settle allegations that it broke a privacy promise by secretly tracking the online activities of millions of people who use Apple’s Safari web browser.

07/10/2012

Facebook NASDAQ

Facebook Seeks To Consolidate 40+ Lawsuits Over IPO

Facebook is seeking to consolidate the more than 40 lawsuits it faces following its rocky initial public offering of stock last month.

06/15/2012

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Best Skateboarding Shops In San Francisco

Nobody beats San Fran for skate shops, but finding the right fit is paramount for anyone who loves the skateboarding life. Shops like the best five here provide a tight-knit community that keeps every boarder up to par in addition to sending shoppers home satisfied.

03/31/2012

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook Settles With FTC Over Privacy Deception Charges

The FTC had charged that the social network told people they could keep the information they share private, then allowed it to be made public.

11/29/2011

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Facebook Reportedly Nearing Privacy Settlement With FTC

If the settlement is approved by FTC’s commissioners, it would require Facebook to get explicit consent from its 800 million users before changing its privacy settings, according to the Wall Street Journal.

11/10/2011

Google Confirms Antitrust Probe Of Business Practices

Google has confirmed that federal regulators have begun a formal antitrust investigation into the company’s business practices.

CBS San Francisco–06/24/2011

FTC To Issue Subpoenas In Google Antitrust Probe

A published report said federal regulators were preparing to issue subpoenas to Google and other companies as authorities gather information for a broad antitrust probe into the Internet search leader’s business practices.

06/23/2011

Facebook

Privacy Rights Group Dislikes Facebook Facial Recognition Feature

The Electronic Privacy Information Center has announced plans to file a complaint with federal regulators over a Facebook feature that scans photographs and identifies users’ faces without their consent.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/09/2011

(AP)

Internet Privacy Debate Calls For Changes In Silicon Valley

The debate over Internet privacy continued on Thursday in Washington as a House Subcommittee looked at the feasibility of a “Do Not Track” system, for web browsing.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–12/02/2010

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