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Buzz Is About To Roll Out A Privacy Reset To Everyone

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When Google Buzz launched, it was born into a firestorm of privacy complaints. People were worried about its auto-follow feature, as it might expose contacts that they might have preferred to keep quiet, by following them.Google heard this, and similar complaints, across the whole tech world, and made change after...
Buzz Is About To Roll Out A Privacy Reset To Everyone

EU Wants Google Street View Curbed

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European regulators, in the latest chapter of an ongoing privacy battle with Google, have told the company that it needs to warn people when its Street View cameras are going to be filming them, and to shorten the length of time that it keeps the images generated by the...
EU Wants Google Street View Curbed

Microsoft Takes Bing Streetside Offline in Germany After Privacy Complaints

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Microsoft has taken its Google Street View-like service Bing Streetside offline in Germany after German citizens expressed their worries about how Microsoft......
Microsoft Takes Bing Streetside Offline in Germany After Privacy Complaints
Nickelodeon resubmitting 'SpongeBob' game to App Store, says 'no violation' of privacy occured

10 Nations Send Open Letter to Google: Protect Our Privacy

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In a letter addressed to Google CEO Eric Schmidt, the Commissioner of Canada Jennifer Stoddart and the heads of the data protection authorities in France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain and the United Kingdom have expressed their concern about various privacy issues connected to some of...
10 Nations Send Open Letter to Google: Protect Our Privacy
'SpongeBob Diner Dash' pulled from App Store after privacy complaints

Would you cut Facebook a privacy pass if it paid you?

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Rightly or wrongly, Facebook catches a lot of flak for impeding on privacy by selling user information to advertisers and generally enabling too much sharing. But would users care so much if Facebook gave them a cut of the profits it generates by selling their data? Think about it like Plink’s...
Would you cut Facebook a privacy pass if it paid you?

Apple Is Giving Developers A New Way To Track Their App Users (AAPL)

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Apple's developers just got a little bit of good news ahead of this year's Worldwide Developers Conference. The Wall Street Journal reports Apple is planning to introduce a new tool in "the coming weeks" that will help app developers to track each person using their app. Apple's developers used to...
Apple Is Giving Developers A New Way To Track Their App Users (AAPL)

Dear Eric: The Proper Response Is “I’m Sorry”

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Since its launch two weeks ago, Google’s new Buzz service has generated a flurry of privacy concerns — concerns that have caused considerable anxiety and outrage in at least one high-profile case, and led to privacy complaints being lodged with both the Federal Trade Commission and the Canadian Privacy...
Dear Eric: The Proper Response Is “I’m Sorry”

Facebook Is About To Touch The Third Rail Of Social Networking

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Facebook is looking into ways to let children under 13 sign up for the social network, which could set off a whole new round of privacy complaints, The Wall Street Journal reports. The company is currently testing features that would grant access to those under the age of 13, but...
Facebook Is About To Touch The Third Rail Of Social Networking

Facebook CEO: “we’ve made a bunch of mistakes.” Changes coming this week.

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In a surprising turn of events Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has responded personally to the recent privacy complaints. Facebook has been through an intense week of criticism and debate over its privacy issues and recent move to make everyones Facebok info public unless they choose to flick them back again...
Facebook CEO: “we’ve made a bunch of mistakes.” Changes coming this week.

Microsoft takes Bing Streetside offline in Germany, privacy complaints to blame

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Germany is notoriously privacy-minded, and services like Facebook's Friend Finder and Google's Street View have come under scrutiny in the country's courts. The latest offender to raise Germany's ire is Bing Streetside, a Street View-style photo service. Microsoft took the feature offline in the country following complaints about how...
Microsoft takes Bing Streetside offline in Germany, privacy complaints to blame

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here's the news: A new book claims that Google's $5.8 billion offer for Groupon fell through because the breakup fee wasn't high enough and Groupon believed the company still had plenty of room to grow. Now that Scott Thompson is out of the picture, Yahoo is in talks...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

Spain Seeks Jurisdiction Guidance From EU for Google Privacy Complaints

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Spain's National Court has asked Europe’s highest court to clarify jurisdiction issues in cases involving individual privacy complaints against Google and search......
Spain Seeks Jurisdiction Guidance From EU for Google Privacy Complaints

Google Buzz Exemplifies Privacy Problems, FTC Commissioner Says

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Citing the recent launch of Google’s social-networking service, Google Buzz, outgoing Federal Trade Commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour said technology companies are setting a dangerous precedent of publicly exposing consumer data, particularly during the rollout of new products. Reuters Google co-founder Sergey Brin and the Google Buzz logo “Protecting consumer privacy...
Google Buzz Exemplifies Privacy Problems, FTC Commissioner Says

Google Buzz Exemplifies Privacy Problems, FTC Commissioner Says

blogs.wsj.com
Citing the recent launch of Google’s social-networking service, Google Buzz, outgoing Federal Trade Commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour said technology companies are setting a dangerous precedent of publicly exposing consumer data, particularly during the rollout of new products. Reuters Google co-founder Sergey Brin and the Google Buzz logo “Protecting consumer privacy...
Google Buzz Exemplifies Privacy Problems, FTC Commissioner Says

Path Settles With FTC Over Privacy Row, Will Pay $800K And Establish New Privacy Program Including Outside Audits

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Path’s 2012 included a major hiccup when it was discovered in February last year that the app uploaded user address books in their entirety to its servers. The company quickly responded by deleting the data and apologizing for the transgression, but the damage was done: The FTC levied charges against the startup, and today...
Path Settles With FTC Over Privacy Row, Will Pay $800K And Establish New Privacy Program Including Outside Audits

App Developer Says Facebook Stole Idea for "Find Friends Nearby"

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The CEO of Friendthem.com has threatened to sue Facebook less than 24 hours after the first reports surfaced that the social network was testing an app that allowed people to connect with users who were physically near them. Charles Sankowich claimed in an email sent to media outlets that he...
App Developer Says Facebook Stole Idea for "Find Friends Nearby"

Judge rejects Facebook ad settlement, cites $10 million lawyer pay-out

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Facebook and class action lawyers thought they had a deal over “Sponsored Stories,” a type of advertising in which Facebook had users endorse products without their permission. But a federal judge has now kiboshed the $20 million settlement that would have resolved the matter. In an order handed down in...
Judge rejects Facebook ad settlement, cites $10 million lawyer pay-out
UK internet monitoring bill set to be rewritten after privacy complaints

Google Buzz is planning more changes to please -- and appease -- users

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Even more changes are coming to Google Buzz. That’s the upshot from my conversation with Google product manager Todd Jackson. His team has assembled a “war room” in its Mountain View, Calif., headquarters where engineers and executives are weighing user criticism and rolling out updates. Google has twice tweaked its...
Google Buzz is planning more changes to please -- and appease -- users
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