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Gerry Smith

Google Hit With Big Fine For Secretly Following You Online

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.18.2013 | Technology

Google has agreed to pay $17 million to settle charges that it secretly tracked some consumers' activities on the Web, even after promising such track...

The FTC Google Settlement on Essential Patents Rewards Good Faith Bargaining, Deters Both Hold-Up and Hold-Out

David Balto | Posted 03.06.2013 | Technology
David Balto

In a unanimous vote, the Federal Trade Commission announced it has closed its investigation into Google's search practices, concluding that the evidence "does not support" an antitrust case. The FTC cannot stop here.

Gerry Smith

FTC Hits Google With Record Fine Over Privacy Violation

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.09.2012 | Technology

Google has agreed to pay a record settlement over charges that it bypassed privacy settings in Apple’s Safari browser in order to display targeted a...

Why Is DOJ Sealing Evidence in the Google Case?

Nathan Newman | Posted 10.29.2011 | Business
Nathan Newman

While it's good that the DOJ investigated Google's illegal activity, the disturbing aspect of the agreement is that the evidence of Larry Page's direct knowledge of criminal activity was sealed from the public.

Steinbeck And Guthrie Families Now Support Google Books

The New York Times | Motoko Rich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The families of the author John Steinbeck and the musician Woody Guthrie, which previously opposed the proposed Google Book settlement that would crea...

eRead Free Classics Courtesy Of Google

The New York Times | Mick Sussman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

I recently read Emerson cover to cover, so to speak, on my iPhone's Kindle app -- a lesson both in Transcendentalism and the advantages of digitized l...

Google Books Settlement: Key Players Comment

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz and Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's been three years since the lawsuit was filed that launched the Google Books Settlement, a long series of back-and-forth negotiations about the co...

Google Is Great For Classic Books

The Boston Globe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The publishing industry has been roiled over the plans of Internet search giant Google to scan millions of books and make them searchable and availabl...