Google settles with US states over Street View data grab

Following legal action, Google's going to pay just $7 million in the US for its Street View snooping, uncovered three years ago.

Microsoft fined $733 million for 'forgetting' browser choice screen

The European Commission has slapped Microsoft with a €561 million fine for failing to do as it was told and make it easier for users to choose a different web browser.

UK hits Sony with record fine for 'avoidable' PSN hack

Sony's been fined nearly $400,000 in the UK for the security breach that led to the hacking of its PlayStation Network in April 2011.

Consumer Watchdog fails to increase Google fine

Google is facing the biggest fine ever imposed by the Federal Communications Commission, a massive $22.5 million.

Record fine for Google over Safari tracking cookies

Google's been hit with a whacking $22.5 million fine for violating a privacy settlement with the FTC and tracking the activity of Safari users.

Google faces record fine for privacy breach

Google may be forced to pay an unprecedented $22.5 million fine for violating Apple users' privacy, according to reports.

Apple hit with massive fine for misleading iPad claims

Apple's been fined US$2.29 million for misleading Australian customers over the 4G capability of the iPad.

FCC fines Google over Street View probe delays

Google's had its knuckles rapped by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for being too slow to cooperate with an investigation into Street View's unlawful collection of data.

Ransomware poses as police, demands fine

Microsoft's warning users about a new scam in which hackers pose as law enforcement officials and demand payment of a fine.

App maker hit with fine for collecting kids' data

Kids' app maker W3 Innovations has paid the Federal Trade Commission $50,000 to settle charges that it collected personal information about children without their parents' consent.

Disney subsidiary disclosed kids' personal information

An online virtual world company owned by Walt Disney has been ordered to pay $3 million after it was found to have collected and disclosed personal information on more than a million children.

Julian Assange slaps $20 million fine on leakers

After facing serious heat for disseminating classified information, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is requiring associates to sign an NDA stipulating that leaked materials are "solely the property" of the organization.

FTC issues fine over fake online reviews

The Federal Trade Commission has come down hard on a company which was found to be posting fake reviews of its products online.

Germans face fines for leaving Wifi unsecured

German internet users face a 100-euro fine if they leave their wireless connection unsecured, following a ruling from the country's top criminal court.

Electronic license plate reader sends fines to wrong person

An electronic license plate reader designed to automatically send fines to people who skip through toll roads without paying, apparently can't tell the difference between an 8 and a 0.