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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald