Google paid a whopping $7 million as fine to settle a privacy investigation that lasted for three years. The internet giant paid a district of Columbia and another 38 states. The case involves the Google Street View cars.
In the case against Google, the Street View cars gathered private informations and passwords from the wireless networks that it passed by from 2008 until 2010.
Google defended its side saying that the incident was merely an error. They said that a computer code which is only an experiment accidentally gathered the private informations as well . . . → Read More: Google Fines $7 Million to Settle Privacy Investigation Case
Yahoo, the internet giant, has been sued for the reason of negligence right after it revealed that there were nearly 450,000 usernames and passwords stolen from a particular website they are holding.
The newly appointed Chief Executive Officer Marissa Meyer remarked that the company is being sued and will be facing court proceedings after one of its users have filed a complaint. According to the complaint filed in court, the login information of this particular user was posted online without his knowledge and permission.
According to the user identified as Jeff Allan, the web portal operator is guilty and should . . . → Read More: Yahoo user complains over security flaws
Once again, Google is facing another lawsuit because of the Auto-complete feature.
Many French anti-discrimination agencies filed a lawsuit against the popular search engine for apparently proclaiming unpermitted and systematic associations involving celebrities along with their “Jewishness” by Google’s auto-complete feature, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
SOS Racisme, a French anti-racist NGO, as well as several anti-racism organizations are scheduled for a hearing on Wednesday for a lawsuit which claims that Google is “overseeing the creation of what is probably the biggest Jewish file in history” with auto-complete suggestion feature that connect well-known individuals, for instance Rupert . . . → Read More: Google Once Again Sued for Auto-complete Feature
Once again, the internet giant – Google – is facing a lawsuit, but not against a company or another search engine but a Japanese man claiming to be defamed by the search engine.
A Japanese found out that if he searched his name into Google search engine, a lot more than 10,000 various suggestions appeared because of this autocomplete feature. This feature is apparently connecting his identify to illegal and criminal acts. He contacted Google regarding this matter but the internet giant declined to his request to remove many of these autocomplete suggestions, the Japanses man . . . → Read More: Japanese Man Sues Google for Autocomplete Feature
Kudos to Apple Inc., which has achieved the “25-billion-apps-downloaded” target. As well as an even bigger congratulations to the person that will win the desired $10,000 App Store gift certificate for being the only one to made the coveted milestone possible.
The Cupertino-based company made the statement through a vibrant banner on its site recently, showing customers: “A billion thanks. 25 times over. The App Store has reached 25 billion downloads. Thanks for getting us there.”
Apple have been keeping a “25-Billion-Apps-Countdown” since Feb. 13 and stated that the victor of the contest will . . . → Read More: Apple Hits “25-Billion-Apps-Downloaded” Milestone