Latest Tech News – 22 December
Popular search engines pay millions for illegal ads
Illegal ads affiliated with gambling actions have been under investigation by the FBI, IRS, and others, since 2000, and only now they have reached an agreement with the 3 biggest search engines to pay what they deserve.
- Who are the big 3? Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft.
– How much are they going to pay, in total? $31.5 million.
– How much per each? Microsoft – $21 million, Yahoo – $7,5 million, Google – $3 million.
Since we are currently on the Christmas season, and people are feeling generous, some part of the money will be donated to the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and also for public service ads.
Orkut gets attacked
Orkut, which is owned by Google, and is also the most popular social network website in Brazil (maybe bigger than MySpace/Facebook on the US) has recently been attacked by a worm.
I have seen similar things happen in a social network (hi5) that is popular in Europe, but never thought it could be a worm, always had in mind that were stupid messages sent by “stupid” friends.
Source – CNet
Guest post by Tiago of Gadgetizer