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Three U.S. states, D.C. sue Google over location-tracking

WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Texas, Indiana, Washington State and the District of Columbia sued Alphabet Inc’s Google (GOOGL.O) on Monday over what they called deceptive location-tracking practices that invade users’ privacy. “Google falsely led consumers to believe that changing their account and device settings would allow customers to protect their privacy and control what personal data the company could access,” Washington, D.C., Attorney General Karl Racine’s office said in a… Source link

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States, D.C. allege Google deceives users to obtain location data

Attorneys general in Washington, D.C., Texas, Indiana and Washington state are suing Google for allegedly deceiving consumers to obtain their location data. Driving the news: The lawsuit alleges that Google uses “dark patterns, including repeated nudging, misleading pressure tactics, and evasive and deceptive descriptions of location features and settings, to cause users to provide more and more location data (inadvertently or out of frustration).” Our thought bubble, via Axios’ Ashley Gold:… Source link

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai Signed Off on Deal at Center of Antitrust Case, States Say

Google’s chief executive approved an agreement with Facebook at the heart of an antitrust lawsuit that 16 states and Puerto Rico have lodged against the search giant, according to a portion of the complaint revealed on Friday. The lawsuit, led by the Texas attorney general, Ken Paxton, argues that Google has obtained and abused a monopoly over the network of technology used to deliver ads online. When publishers started using an alternative system for selling their ad space, Google worked to… Source link

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Zuckerberg and Google CEO approved deal to carve up ad market, states allege in court

Among other new details, the new filing alleges that Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, helped negotiate the agreement and urged Zuckerberg’s approval, calling it “a big deal strategically.” The complaint says the team that negotiated the deal sent Zuckerberg an email telling him, “We’re nearly ready to sign and need your approval to move forward.” “Facebook CEO [REDACTED] wanted to meet with COO [REDACTED] and his other executives before making a decision,”… Source link

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NC State’s Dave Doeren reacts to Holiday Bowl cancellation

Oct 16, 2021; Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA; North Carolina State Wolfpack head coach Dave Doeren reacts during the first half against the Boston College Eagles at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports SAN DIEGO — N.C. State coach Dave Doeren was watching the end of another bowl game Tuesday afternoon when he found out his own had been canceled less than five hours before kickoff. Instead of visualizing how he would call the end of the Auburn-Houston game, he was… Source link

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Ohio State’s Quinn Ewers to enter transfer portal

Ohio State’s Quinn Ewers passes during fall camp at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center in Columbus, Ohio, on Aug. 18, 2021. (Photo by Jason Mowry/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Quinn Ewers’ time at Ohio State is over. Sources told Yahoo Sports on Friday that Ewers has informed Buckeyes officials that he intends to enter the NCAA transfer portal. Ewers is expected to consider Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech for his next school, sources told Yahoo Sports. Ewers enrolled early at Ohio State and… Source link

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You can be legally fired in most states for refusing to work Thanksgiving Day

Customers navigate through the aisles during the Black Friday sales event on Thanksgiving Day at Target in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. November 23, 2017. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski Big-box retailers like Target, Best Buy, and Walmart closed their doors for Thanksgiving Day, giving their employees a day off before the Black Friday rush. However, in most parts of the U.S. it would be legal for these retailers to mandate employees clock in during this holiday, experts say. Thanksgiving, along with 11… Source link

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U.S. states file updated antitrust complaint against Alphabet’s Google

The logo of Google is seen in Davos, Switzerland January 20, 2020. 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo WASHINGTON, Nov 13 (Reuters) – A group of U.S. states led by Texas have filed an amended complaint against Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google accusing the tech giant of using coercive tactics and breaking antitrust laws in its efforts to boost its already dominant advertising business. The updated allegations are the latest in an onslaught of regulatory scrutiny of Google over its practices…. Source link

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Google sought fellow tech giants’ help in stalling kids’ privacy protections, states allege

The complaint doesn’t detail what happened at the meeting, which the states said occurred on Aug. 6, 2019. But Apple spokesperson Fred Sainz said Friday that no representative from his company attended the meeting. A Microsoft spokesperson declined to comment on the meeting. Facebook did not immediately offer a comment when asked Friday. The documents — filed as part of an antitrust suit by Texas, 14 other states and Puerto Rico — are emerging at a time of rising frustration in… Source link

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The best and worst states for teachers: Study

Some states are a step ahead of others in creating a “teacher-friendly” environment, according to a new study by personal finance site WalletHub revealing the best and worst states for teachers. WalletHub used 24 metrics to determine how “teacher-friendly” states are, said WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez. They include starting salary, average salary, income growth, and potential change in wages over time. Pensions, workforce competition, class size, school spending, and school system quality… Source link

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