Leave it to the US Federal Communications Commission to stick it to nefarious corporate overreaching: USA Today reports the FCC just slammed Google with a $US25,000 fine for collecting private information about American Wi-Fi networks. That'll stop 'em!
Tagged With fines
This isn't the first time Senator Karl Kruger's proposed a ban on mobile phone-use and listening to MP3 players when crossing the street. The motion didn't get passed in 2007, so let's hope the same happens again.
Police quotas - mandatory numbers for nailing you with parking tickets and traffic violations - have always been one of those unconfirmed realities of urban living. But the New York Times has new proof, exposing an agenda from the top at the New York Police Department.
Ah, Balloon Boy. It happened barely two months ago, yet it already seems ready to show up on an I Love the 00s nostalgia-fest. Anyway, Balloon Boy's a-hole parents just got hit with a $US42,000 bill for the stunt.
In the largest trust-busting fining in EU history—about twice as severe as the infamous Microsoft antitrust ruling of 2004 and a hair worse than the ensuing $US1.44 billion penalty for noncompliance—Intel has been ordered to pay $1.45 billion by European Commission regulators. What the hell did they do? EU competition commissioner Neelie Kroes said Intel had pursued a strategy aimed mainly at excluding A.M.D. by paying computer makers and retailers to postpone, cancel or avoid A.M.D. products entirely.
The Eurocrats have put Microsoft in the frying pan again with a painfulnormous US$1.35 billion fine "for defying sanctions imposed for antitrust violations." This new fine brings the total amount to US$2.52 billion. Clearly, Microsoft's recent moves have not convinced the European Union's skepticism at all. Note: the Digg badge in this article is from the original news source.
The PhotoViolationMeter on trial in cities including Niagara Falls and Vancouver will call you on your phone before your time runs out. Developed by Photo Violation Technologies, the fancy parking meter will not only give you a ring, but will also allow for you to buy meter time wirelessly after it gets your credit card info. Failing that, just pay your fine right at the meter.