Judge Approves FTC's Largest Ever Fine, To Be Paid By Google

Nine months on from the Wall Street Journal spotting a massive Google privacy issue—namely, that it was circumventing cookie privacy settings in Safari—the search giant's fate is now sealed. A judge has approved the FTC's largest ever fine, in the process rejecting appeals from a consumer-rights group that the sum… » 11/19/12 4:17am 11/19/12 4:17am

IOGEAR Fined $208,000 By EPA For Germ-Free Mice Claims

IOGEAR's Germless Portable Laser Mouse isn't quite so germless after all, which is why the Environmental Protection Agency levied a fine of $208,000 on the company for "unsubstantiated public health claims regarding unregistered products, and their ability to control germs and pathogens." In other words, these things… » 3/15/08 12:00pm 3/15/08 12:00pm

Europe Fries Microsoft with $1.35 Billion Fine for Antitrust Violations

The Eurocrats have put Microsoft in the frying pan again with a painfulnormous $1.35 billion fine "for defying sanctions imposed for antitrust violations." This new fine brings the total amount to $2.52 billion. Clearly, Microsoft's recent moves have not convinced the European Union's skepticism at all. Note: the Digg… » 2/27/08 7:26am 2/27/08 7:26am

Twike EV is the Flintstone's Wagon Painted Red

What can $26,000 buy you these days? Perhaps a pedal powered EV hybrid? The Twike was designed way back in the 80's, and it was put together by students in Switzerland who dreamt of the Flintstones every night a greener transportation mode. Germany's Fine Mobile GmBH took a liking to the invention, by adding electric… » 12/15/07 10:10am 12/15/07 10:10am