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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus