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NY judge wants to hear victims in cyberbully case

(AP) -- A judge delayed the sentencing of an eyewear website operator who intimidated customers, saying he first wants to hear testimony from dozens of victims who reported they were threatened with violence, including murder ...

dateMay 10, 2012 in Internet
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Myspace settles privacy probe with FTC

(AP) -- Myspace, the once mighty social network, settled a privacy investigation by the Federal Trade Commission and agreed to submit to privacy audits over the next 20 years.

dateMay 08, 2012 in Internet
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FTC hires outside lawyer to steer Google probe

(AP) -- The Federal Trade Commission has hired a prominent trial lawyer to oversee its broad investigation into Google's business practices, signaling the agency is troubled by what it has discovered so far in its year-old ...

dateApr 27, 2012 in Business
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Yahoo! websites to get do-not-track tool

Yahoo! on Thursday said that it will soon add a tool to its websites that allows visitors to signal that they don't want their online activity tracked for ad targeting or other ends.

dateMar 29, 2012 in Internet
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FTC, RockYou settle over exposed email passwords

(AP) -- The Federal Trade Commission says that an online game site called RockYou has reached a settlement with the government over a hacking attack that exposed email addresses and passwords from 32 million users.

dateMar 27, 2012 in Internet
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