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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

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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

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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

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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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Bay Area Privacy Advocates Cheer FTC’s Proposed ‘Do Not Track’ List

Federal regulators are proposing the creation of a “Do Not Track” list for the Internet. It would allow people to prevent Internet marketers from tracking their Web browsing habits for targeted advertising.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–12/01/2010

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US Regulators Scold Google For Taking E-Mails

The Federal Trade Commission is scolding Google Inc. without punishing the Internet search leader for collecting e-mails, passwords and other personal information transmitted over unsecured wireless networks.

CBS San Francisco–10/27/2010

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