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Google Reaches $17 Million Privacy Settlement With States

  Google reached a $17 million settlement with 37 U.S. states over its circumvention of privacy settings for some Internet users. The company, based in Mountain View, Calif., overrode default settings for Apple’s Safari browser that blocked cookies, small pieces of code that can allow companies to monitor consumer Web surfing, according to the office […]

Russia's Richest Man Wants to Be Your Email Provider

  Mail.ru Group has practically conquered the Russian market. The Internet portal runs some of the most popular email, messaging and social networking services in the country. It also has a sizable stake in VKontakte, Russia's largest social network, and Qiwi, a digital-payments provider that went public earlier this year. American Internet companies, beware: The […]