Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 16th Mar 2012 19:53 UTC
Legal "Regulators in the US and European Union are investigating Google for bypassing the privacy settings of millions of users of Apple's Safari Web browser, according to people familiar with the investigations. Google stopped the practice last month after being contacted by The Wall Street Journal. The investigations - which span U.S. federal and state agencies, as well as a pan - European effort led by France - could embroil Google in years of legal battles and result in hefty fines for privacy violations."
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by zhulien on Sat 17th Mar 2012 04:14 UTC
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i can understand going after a company that makes something essential, but google doesn't. google makes some good products, but honestly - not a single one is a necessity. people who don't like their products can stop using them anytime. whether google's practice here is justified or not - well, the government needs to have some consistency in their prosecution - not just go after rich companies.

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