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  • Google May Pay $22.5 Million in FTC Privacy Settlement

    Google and the Federal Trade Commission are reportedly close to a settlement regarding charges Google circumvented privacy settings  in the Apple Safari Web browser. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Google may be forced to pay $22.5 million to settle the charges. The amount would be the largest fine ever levied by the FTC, according to the report. The FTC did not respond to an eWEEK request for comment. However, the Journal ...

    Posted at July 11, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • IT Unemployment Rate Remains Steady, Better Than National Average

    Despite worries over the global economy and continued corporate belt-tightening, the unemployment rate for IT professionals is holding steady. The second-quarter 2012 jobless rate for tech pros remained unchanged from a year earlier, at 3.6 percent, according to a recent report from Dice. The level of IT unemployment, though much lower than the national average, leaves much room for improvement, an executive at the IT career Website said. The IT unemployment rate has remained below 4.5 percent for the past five quarters, according ...

    Posted at July 16, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Google’s Android Could Be Affected in European Antitrust Deal: Report

    A settlement deal being negotiated between Google and the European Union to resolve antitrust issues could now be expanded to include Google's Android mobile technologies, in addition to Google search platforms. "The outcome is finely balanced and will partly depend on Google's willingness to extend the scope of the settlement to mobile services," according to a July 19 report in The Financial Times. "The late maneuver by Joaquin Almunia, the EC's competition commissioner, presents Google ...

    Posted at July 21, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Mac OS X Mountain Lion: 10 Things to Love or Hate About Apple`s New OS

    After Apple announced OS X Mountain Lion, it didn’t take me long to download the software. As a longtime Mac user, I had every intention of getting in on the Mountain Lion fun and finding out once and for all if the software was right for what I look for in an operating system. After just 24 hours with the software, it’s hard to say right now if Mountain Lion is a major step ...

    Posted at July 26, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog | 2,519 Comments
  • FTC Fines Google $22.5M in Safari Cookie Tracking Case: Report

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reached agreement with Google on the terms of a consent decree that will levy a $22.5 million fine against Google for bypassing the privacy settings of Apple's Safari browser, according to reports. The decree will allow Google to settle with the commission without admitting any liability, Reuters reported. The official announcement is expected within days. The case was the result of allegations earlier this year that Google ...

    Posted at August 1, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog | 3,484 Comments