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Google Pays $17 Million To States Over ‘Safari-Gate’

Google Pays $17 Million To States Over ‘Safari-Gate’

By Chris Crum November 18, 2013 | 3 Comments

Last year, Google was handed the largest fine for a single company in FTC history when it was penalized to the tune of $22.5 million in relation to the tracking of Safari users. Critics felt the fine didn’t go far …

Chrome Gets Even Faster With Latest Release Chrome Gets Even Faster With Latest Release
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Speed might just be the most important element of any Web browser. Users expect to type in an address and get to a Web site with little to no delay. Out of all the browsers, Chrome is usually considered to …

Safari Makes Google Searches Encrypted Safari Makes Google Searches Encrypted
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Mobile Google searches are more secure from Safari on iOS 6 than they were in previous versions of iOS or from other mobile browsers. Apple is reportedly routing Google searches through the SSL version of Google, which Google made the …

iOS, Android Users Content with Default Browsers iOS, Android Users Content with Default Browsers

Safari is a perfectly acceptable browser to most iOS users, and the default Android browser is perfectly acceptable to most Android users. That’s that takeaway from a new study from ad network Chitika, who analyzed recent mobile browser usage in …

Apple Restricts Google Chrome For iOS To 17+ Users Apple Restricts Google Chrome For iOS To 17+ Users
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Apple’s new Maps app in iOS 6 has been a constant source of entertainment since its launch. Beyond the laughs, Apple going with their own Maps app underscores a very important point – Apple now sees Google as their main …

Consumer Watchdog Challenges Google FTC Settlement Consumer Watchdog Challenges Google FTC Settlement

Consumer Watchdog announced today that it has won the right to oppose the recently announced $22.5 million Google settlement with the FTC. Despite the fact that this was the largest fine the FTC has ever given a single company, and …

FTC Lawyer Gloats About Big Win Against Google FTC Lawyer Gloats About Big Win Against Google

Yesterday, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced that Google will pay a $22.5 million penalty to settle a privacy case related to tracking cookies in Apple’s Safari browser. This is the largest fine a single company has ever had to …

Google Officially Fined $22.5 Million By FTC Google Officially Fined $22.5 Million By FTC
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Last month, it was reported that Google was about to pay a $22.5 million penalty, courtesy of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, for privacy issues in what became known as “Safari-gate”. Today, that settlement has been officially confirmed, as the …

Safari Gets More Chrome-Like. Should Google Worry? Safari Gets More Chrome-Like. Should Google Worry?
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Google’s Chrome browser has plenty to offer that its competitors don’t, but the biggest thing in my mind, has historically been the omnibox, which lets you simply enter a search query into the address bar to search Google. Ever since …

Google Bypasses Safari's Monopoly On iOS Google Bypasses Safari's Monopoly On iOS
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Let’s be honest here: Apple has tight control over iOS. They dictate what you can and can not do. One of the more infuriating decisions is that Web links can only be opened in Safari instead of any other third …

Google To Get Biggest Fine In FTC History? Google To Get Biggest Fine In FTC History?
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It looks like Google is about to pay the biggest fine ever to be issued to a company (at least one company) by the FTC. That is if a Wall Street Journal report is correct. The publication is citing officials …

Make Chrome Your Default iOS Browser [JAILBREAK] Make Chrome Your Default iOS Browser [JAILBREAK]
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Yesterday we told you that Google had announced Google Chrome for iOS during their second Google I/O 2012 keynote. Many iPhone users – myself included – have been wanting an iOS version of Chrome since Google unveiled the Android version …

Apple’s Safari Gets Better For Search, Baidu Added Apple’s Safari Gets Better For Search, Baidu Added

As you may know, Apple is holding its worldwide developers conference (WWDC), and making a bunch of product announcements. Among the announcements were some new features for its Safari browser. From the sound of it, Safari is about to get …

Yahoo! Axis May Mean Big Changes For iOS Browsers Yahoo! Axis May Mean Big Changes For iOS Browsers
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Yahoo! has made big news today with the launch of the new Axis browser. Axis is available today as an iOS app, though an Android version is said to be in the works. In an interesting twist, Yahoo! has decided …

Apple Updates Snow Leopard, Lion, and Safari Apple Updates Snow Leopard, Lion, and Safari

Yesterday Apple rolled out OS X 10.7.4 Lion along with updates to OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and Safari. The main focus of these updates is security. Numerous security issues present in both operating systems are fixed, and Safari now …

Google May Face $10 Million Fine For Cookie Scandal Google May Face $10 Million Fine For Cookie Scandal
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It’s been out of the news for awhile now, but you may remember that back in February Google got caught with their hand in the cookie jar, so to speak, regarding the privacy settings in Apple’s Safari browser. Google designed …

Internet Explorer Regaining Lost Market Share Ground Internet Explorer Regaining Lost Market Share Ground

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser may have halted its recent market share losses to Google’s Chrome browser. According to recent survey data, Internet Explorer’s share of the web browser market has been on the way up in recent months, climbing 0.99% …