What We're Reading 2-20-12

What We're Reading

Excite.com:  Lawsuit seeks to block Google's privacy changes

A consumer watchdog group is suing the Federal Trade Commission in an attempt to prevent Google from making sweeping changes to its privacy policies next month.

 

Excite.com:  Chinese city seizes Apple iPads in name dispute

Authorities have seized Apple iPads from retailers in a city in northern China due to a dispute with a domestic company that says it owns the iPad name, an official said Monday. The Chinese company said it is asking for similar action in more than 20 other cities.

 

Adweek.com:  More Ad Networks Get Good Privacy Report Card

NAI's Groman to raise privacy bar on ad networks

The number of ad networks complying with the Network Advertising Initiative's strict online privacy code nearly doubled from 2010 to 2011, according to NAI's annual report.

 

BBC.co.uk:  European Court of Justice blocks net-filtering bid

A social network cannot be required to install an anti-piracy filtering system, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled.

 

BBC.co.uk:  'Typosquatting' premium rate phone firms fined £100,000

Two companies running premium-rate phone competitions on "typosquatted" sites have been fined £100,000.

Typosquatters use misspelled versions of the web addresses of well-known brands.

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