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Google click-fraud deal approved

Search-engine firm Google’s $90m (£48m) settlement in a “click fraud” case has been approved by a US state judge.

The legal action was initially brought by Lane’s Gifts and Collectibles in February of 2005, but was later changed to a class-action, or group, case.

Advertisers had complained that Google was falsely charging the firms for channelling clients to their websites

Google Announces “Click Fraud” Settlement

Internet giant Google Inc. has announced it has agreed to settle the “click fraud” suit brought against the company by smaller firms who claimed to have paid for bogus sales referrals. The bogus referrals are generated through “click fraud”

Google defends China search site

Google has denied accusations that its new Chinese-language search engine is operating without a licence.

It follows a report in the Beijing News that Google did not have the correct paperwork for its China site.

The web giant has rejected the allegation, saying it was operating under the licence of its business partner, Ganji

Privacy fears hit Google search

A leading US digital rights campaign group has warned against using Google software which lets people organise and find information on their computers.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation said the latest version of Google Desktop posed a risk to privacy.

This is because a feature in the software lets Google keep personal data on its servers for up to 30 days

Google censors itself for China

Leading internet search company Google has agreed to censor some of its services in China in order to satisfy Beijing’s restrictions on free speech.

Google hopes the new web address for China will boost its access to one of the world’s largest internet markets.

The company says the decision to censor content was hard, but says it has more influence if it is present in China

Google discrimination lawsuit

A former Google sales executive has filed a lawsuit against the search giant, alleging it engaged in job discrimination while she was pregnant with quadruplets.

Christina Elwell, who was promoted to national sales director in late 2003, alleges her supervisor began discriminating against her in May 2004, a month after informing him of her pregnancy and the medical complications she was encountering, according to the lawsuit filed July 17 in a U.S