Category Archives: Deception

Authors Guild vs. Google, Round 1

Google ended an 8 year battle with the Authors Guild on November 14, 2013 over the “fair use law” in its favor. Google has been digitizing books since 2004 without the expressed written consent of the writers for Google Books. … Continue reading

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Abercrombie’s Glitch

Recent reports claim that Abercrombie & Fitch, a teen clothing company, had a drop in sales of 10% in the last quarter. After news of their plummeting sales hit, the company’s stocks plunged by 18%. There are claims that this … Continue reading

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Browsers stop trackers in their tracks

If you’re reading this blog post, you have some stake in the proposal brought up by the FTC this past December. Because of concerns for internet user confidentiality and lack of clarity with privacy settings, the FTC proposed a “no … Continue reading

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