Liz Gannes

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Report: FTC to Fine Google Over Safari Bypass Within Next 30 Days

Following a small FCC fine over Google delaying its Street View Wi-Fi investigation, the FTC is likely to order Google to pay a “sizable” fine in the next month for bypassing the Safari browser’s privacy settings to install cookies, the Mercury News reported. The Wall Street Journal, which exposed the bypass in February, had reported that regulators in the U.S. and the European Union were looking into the matter. Google said its actions were inadvertent.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work