Which Firms Are Meeting With the DoJ About Being Screwed by Google?

By: Thursday December 6, 2012 11:41 am

The fact that the DoJ is taking meetings while the FTC’s Google investigation is still underway is, as the Post says, a clear sign that companies are “losing faith that the Federal Trade Commission will act forcefully on their complaints.”

 

FTC Commissioner Ramirez Refuses to Endorse Settlement Giving Google Stolen Safari Data

By: Wednesday November 28, 2012 10:35 am

FTC Commissioner Edith Ramirez refuses to contradict J. Thomas Rocsch, refuses to endorse the settlement, and won’t go on the record saying that she knew that Google would be allowed to keep the stolen data.

FTC Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch: FTC Commissioners Never Intended for Google to Retain Hacked Safari Data

By: Tuesday November 20, 2012 10:18 am

According to Rosch, when the FTC wrote the settlement agreement, it was neither contemplated, discussed nor intended that Google be able to retain the data.

Judge Questions Proposed Google-FTC Settlement

By: Friday November 16, 2012 5:28 pm

Judge Susan Illston said in court today that she had questions about provisions of the proposed FTC settlement with Google which allows them to retain and profit from the data they collected by hacking Apple’s Safari browser.

In 2011 Google was caught circumventing privacy protections in order to place tracking cookies on the computers of up to 190 million Safari users worldwide, contrary to what they claimed in their privacy policy.

Consumer Watchdog is challenging the settlement, which also includes a record fine of $22.5 million and allows Google to deny liability.

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