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Google Loses Street View Suit, Forced To Pay $1 225

Posted by timothy
from the token-victory dept.
Translation Error writes "Two and a half years ago, the Borings sued Google for invading their privacy by driving onto their private driveway and taking pictures of their house to display on Google Street View. Now, the case has finally come to a close with the judge ruling in favor of the Borings and awarding them the princely sum of $1. While the judge found the Borings to be in the right, she awarded them only nominal damages, as the fact that they had already made images of their home available on a real estate site and didn't bother to seal the lawsuit to minimize publicity indicated the Borings neither valued their privacy nor had it been affected in any great way by Google's actions."

YouTube Launches Ads You Can Skip 249

Posted by samzenpus
from the skip-button dept.
wiredmikey writes "A new format that YouTube has been testing for a while officially launched today. YouTube is launching TrueView, a new ad format that lets users skip over ads they aren't interested in — and advertisers are actually okay with it. When a TrueView ad unit begins playing, you'll notice a five second countdown timer — as soon as that's up, you'll see an arrow that will let you skip the remainder of the ad and get back to the content you wanted to see, or you can choose to keep on watching the ad."

Comment: Re:No coop or multiplayer? (Score 1) 452

by nullChris (#30036664) Attached to: Review: <em>Dragon Age: Origins</em>

It can be nice to play cooperatively with one's significant other, or kid. Whether it's helping them, experiencing great game moments together, or just having fun, It's a welcome option. The original Baldur's Gate series had it, as did the Neverwinter Nights series. This didn't detract from the single player experience, it just opened up an additional way to have fun.

I really don't get the need for people to sneer at others who enjoy having that option in games they like.

You don't have to know how the computer works, just how to work the computer.