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FTC’s $22 Million Privacy Settlement With Google Is Just Puppet Waving!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Ampeloi, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. Ampeloi

    Ampeloi Newbie

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    I'm Pacific Standard Time, 12:10pm. On Fox News I just saw Google has been slapped $22.5 Million to be paid to the FTC for violating privacy settings. Apparently, Google Buzz was using some "well-known, tactic to bypass the strong default cookie settings on Apple's Safari browser". Ryan Singel, Threat Level; Privacy, Crime and Security Online.

    I found this just now on wired.c0m. Thought I would share this and believe BHLounge is correct place for this post.
     
  2. Knoxgates

    Knoxgates Supreme Member

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    Yes i have read this article. Sure they will bend over now. Largest fine they have ever paid.
     
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  3. Ampeloi

    Ampeloi Newbie

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    As the article states, "In absence of such rules, there's nothing the FTC can do to stop the real privacy invasions like Google's new privacy policy. Instead, the FTC can only watch warily and hope that the giants of the web make some misstep somewhere, however minor, and use that to publicly shame and tarnish the company."

    Agree Knoxgates, huge financial companies suing each other.