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Blog Post
3/21/2011
Posted by John M. Simpson
France's privacy watchdog has just fined Google 100,000 euros ($142,000) as a result of the Internet giant's Wi-Spy activities. It may not be a lot to a  company whose worldwide annual sales are around $25 billion a year, but it's the biggest fine the regulator has issued. It's the first fine to be imposed against Google...
News Release
1/20/2011
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA -- Consumer Watchdog today welcomed the announcement that Co-Founder Larry Page will become chief executive officer of the Internet giant and expressed optimism that the changes at the top mean Google will return to the values of its founders. Current CEO Eric Schmidt will become “executive chairman,” Google said...
Blog Post
1/6/2011
Posted by John M. Simpson
South Korean police said Thursday that Google broke the country's privacy laws when its Street View cars gathered personal information from private Wi-Fi networks.  Meanwhile, in the United States, a spokeswoman for Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen told me in a telephone call that the multi-state investigation into Wi-Spy is...