Judge Questions Proposed Google-FTC Settlement

By: Friday November 16, 2012 7:18 pm

Judge Susan Illston said in court today that she had questions about provisions of the proposed FTC settlement with Google which allow 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.

Is the Softball Safari Settlement a Preview of the FTC’s Google Antitrust Case? An Interview with Gary Reback

By: Thursday November 15, 2012 4:15 pm

I had the opportunity to speak with Silicon Valley antitrust lawyer Gary Reback yesterday, who filed the amicus brief on behalf of Consumer Watchdog opposing the proposed settlement between Google and the FTC over the Safari hack. He will be in court tomorrow presenting arguments before U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston.

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