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Google forks over $610K to Washington state for Safari browser tracking settlement

Google paid $610,600 to Washington state today after the Mountain View company reached a $17 million settlement with 37 states and Washington D.C. over privacy issues with Apple’s Safari web browser. In their suit, the states claimed that Google altered its DoubleClick advertising platform from June 1, 2011 to Feb. 15, 2012 to get around Safari’s default… Read More

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Stats: Chrome, Safari gain on Internet Explorer and Firefox

Overall usage of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox fell slightly in July, while Google Chrome and Apple Safari both posted modest gains, according to numbers tracked by Net Applications. The numbers are notable in part because they reflect the first full-month measure of the market since Firefox shifted to a new rapid release cycle. IE… Read More