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

By: Thursday December 6, 2012 1:45 pm

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 Giving Google Stolen Safari Data

By: Wednesday November 28, 2012 1:21 pm

FTC Commissioner Edith Ramirez refuses to contradict 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 1:01 pm

It’s extremely disconcerting that Google is going to be allowed to retain data it obtains illegally as part of the settlement. But it’s even more troublesome to see how easily Google can manipulate the only watchdog they really have. If the FTC’s lawyers are reflecting what Google wants, rather than its own commissioners, it doesn’t bode well for the upcoming antitrust settlement.

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.

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