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

RIM Forced to Pay $147 Million Damages Over Patent Dispute

The New York Times is reporting that RIM has been found liable of infringing software patents held by Mformation Technologies. There goes $147 million in damages for the BlackBerry manufacturer—more cash it can't afford to lose. » 7/16/12 5:35am 7/16/12 5:35am

BP Planning To Challenge Oil Spill Estimates To Reduce Their Fine

Sometimes we all have to to own up to our mistakes and serve the time. But not the classy folks at BP! According to the NY Times, BP will challenge estimates of the oil spilled in order to reduce their fine. » 12/04/10 4:00pm 12/04/10 4:00pm

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

» 2/27/08 7:26am 2/27/08 7:26am

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