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Is Apple Restricting Google Chrome For iOS Out Of Spite?

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 competitor. To that end, Apple may be engaging in some decidedly anti-Google tactics. As pointed out by Thomas Baekdal on …

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Consumer Watchdog Challenges Google’s FTC Settlement Over “Safari-gate”

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 that the FTC was gloating about the victory, Consumer Watchdog doe not think the settlement is adequate. “Google executives want …

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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 pay related to an FTC settlement. While the fine will hardly make a dent in Google’s earnings, and is considerably …

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FTC Announces Google’s Massive Fine For “Safari-gate” Settlement

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 FTC has put out a statement discussing it. The fine is the largest that any single company has ever had …

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Safari Gets More Chrome-Like. Should Google Worry?

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 first using Chrome, it’s been a struggle to use other browsers. For a long time, Chrome was the only browser …

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Google Finds Genius Loophole That Opens Links In Chrome By Default In iOS

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 party browser. Google has found the perfect way around that little annoyance. For developers who want to give their users …

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Google To Get Biggest Fine In FTC History?

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 briefed on the settlement terms, so it sounds like a reality. The $22.5 million penalty is the result of a …

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Jailbreak Tweak Lets You Make Chrome Your Default iOS Browser

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 earlier this year. Fortunately, it is exactly as awesome as we had hoped it would be. Unfortunately, it suffers from …

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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 more Chrome-like, with search functionality from a unified search/URL bar, as well as synced bookmarks and history across various devices. …

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Yahoo! Axis May Mean Big Changes For iOS Browsers

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 to mostly forego the desktop browser market. Axis’s only desktop presence is an add-on for Google Chrome. By all accounts, …

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Apple Releases Security Updates For OS X Snow Leopard, OS X 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 blocks outdated versions of the Adobe Flash plugin by default. On Tuesday we brought you news about a worrisome security …

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Google May Face $10 Million Fine Over Safari Cookie Hack

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 a workaround that allowed third-party tracking cookies to be installed on users’ devices – both iOS devices and computers – …

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