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Google addresses concerns over new privacy policy

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Earlier this week, Google announced that the company would combine individual privacy policies from a variety of its products into one main policy. The idea behind it was to provide users with a “more intuitive Google experience.” Critics of the change are worried that Google is now collecting more...
Google addresses concerns over new privacy policy

Q&A: Lift CEO on using technology to build good habits

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Tony Stubblebine Tony Stubblebine is in the business of helping old dogs teach themselves new tricks. He’s the co-founder of Lift, which makes an app that tries to help people achieve their goals by building better habits. The way it works is simple: pick a few habits that you want...
Q&A: Lift CEO on using technology to build good habits
Facebook to introduce better privacy controls, force everyone to be included in searches

Microsoft takes jab at Google privacy woes with newspaper ad as ARM CEO downplays Android tablets

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With Google addressing concerns from Congress regarding its new privacy policy yesterday, Microsoft is taking advantage by running advertisements in major United States newspapers detailing the negative changes in Google’s new policy and simultaneously promoting its own rival services. Here is an excerpt from the ad: “The way they’re...
Microsoft takes jab at Google privacy woes with newspaper ad as ARM CEO downplays Android tablets

Drawbridge Partners With TRUSTe To Let Consumers Opt Out Of Its Cross-Device Ad Targeting

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Mobile ad startup Drawbridge offers technology that helps identify when multiple devices are being used by a single user — something that’s pretty appealing to advertisers, but could also have significant privacy implications. Drawbridge is announcing today that it’s partnering with privacy management company TRUSTe so that people who see...
Drawbridge Partners With TRUSTe To Let Consumers Opt Out Of Its Cross-Device Ad Targeting

Facebook makes privacy settings more central to new user sign-up flow

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Facebook has introduced additional privacy controls and education to the sign-up flow for new users, the company announced today in a note on the site. In-line privacy controls will allow new users to decide who can see their information from the moment they add it, rather than sharing things publicly...
Facebook makes privacy settings more central to new user sign-up flow

Farewell to Facebook, at least for now

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Filed under: Web services, Social Software My friends think I'm crazy ... overreacting. I've gone and done it, though. I've deactivated my Facebook account. My privacy settings were set to be as restrictive as Facebook allows, and I still didn't feel comfortable with it. Not because I have anything to...
Farewell to Facebook, at least for now

Microsoft blasts Google over iPhone browser tracking, pushes IE9 while it’s at it

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With Google acknowledging that it utilised features in its services to bypass Apple’s built-in security measures in its Safari mobile browser to track users, Microsoft has taken the opportunity to join the debate, condemning the search giant and using it as a platform to tout the security of its own browser,...
Microsoft blasts Google over iPhone browser tracking, pushes IE9 while it’s at it

Battle looms over patent rights

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Yahoo asserts claims on patents that include technical mechanisms in Facebook's ads, privacy controls and news feedYahoo has demanded licensing fees from Facebook for the use of its technology, potentially engulfing social media in the patent battles and lawsuits raging across much of the tech sector.Yahoo has asserted claims on...
Battle looms over patent rights

Blippy Gets A Facebook-Inspired Redesign And An Important New Privacy Feature

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When Blippy launched a few months ago, the idea was to get the site up there as bare-bones as possible so it was simple to people. That makes sense since the idea of sharing your credit card transaction data was (and remains) highly controversial. But despite the controversy, users...
Blippy Gets A Facebook-Inspired Redesign And An Important New Privacy Feature

Cloud Photos Service Everpix Raises $1 Million From Index Ventures, 500 Startups & Others, Prepares Its Public Debut

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Everpix, the startup that organizes all your photos in the cloud (and a previous TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 finalist), has just closed a $1 million seed round led by Index Ventures. The round also saw participation from 500 Startups, Kii Capital, 2020 Ventures’ David Williams, and other angel investors. According to Everpix co-founder...
Cloud Photos Service Everpix Raises $1 Million From Index Ventures, 500 Startups & Others, Prepares Its Public Debut

Googlelighting: The Google/Microsoft War of Words Continues, Now in Musical Form

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“Who knows what the future holds for Google Apps.” That’s the question Microsoft would like its customers to ask themselves before switching away from Microsoft Office and to Google’s cloud-based productivity suite. To underline its point, Microsoft just released a new video attack ad that accuses Google of running Google...
Googlelighting: The Google/Microsoft War of Words Continues, Now in Musical Form

[image: evilbear]Earlier today Google released the full report

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Earlier today Google released the full report of the FCC’s investigation into the collection of  “payload data” from open Wi-Fi networks — aka passwords, email and search history from open networks — that its fleet of Street View cars obtained between 2008 and April 2010. An earlier and heavily redacted...
[image: evilbear]Earlier today Google released the full report

Yahoo files lawsuit against Facebook

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Internet company claims Facebook infringes patents covering advertising, privacy controls and social networkingYahoo is filing a lawsuit against Facebook claiming infringement of patents covering advertising, privacy controls and social networking, following through on a threat it made last month.In a court filing , the former web giant - which has...
Yahoo files lawsuit against Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Announces New Privacy Policy

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed details of the site's new privacy controls on Wednesday. Digits live-blogged the presentation....
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Announces New Privacy Policy

Facebook users raise privacy concerns as company tweaks security settings

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Reports - and myths - about user privacy abound on Facebook. Is it time for the social network to be more open with users?In the weeks since Mark Zuckerberg trumpeted Facebook's growth to 1bn monthly users, there has been a lot of focus on the social network's struggle to convince...
Facebook users raise privacy concerns as company tweaks security settings

Facebook buys 750 IBM patents: but why does it need to fight Yahoo?

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Patent portfolio is an essential weapon for any company as it grows, lawyer explainsFacebook has confirmed that it has acquired about 750 patents from IBM as it girds itself for litigation, including a lawsuit by Yahoo, and prepares a war chest of what one patent lawyer says are an essentlal...
Facebook buys 750 IBM patents: but why does it need to fight Yahoo?

Facebook redesigns privacy settings

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Facebook is taking another swing at simplifying its privacy controls after some users complained the system is confusing. The main focus of the changes is to clarify for users how their information is shared across the social network. For example, some users have been confused about why a post deleted...
Facebook redesigns privacy settings

Yahoo Patent Suit Makes Waves in Silicon Valley

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Yahoo Inc.’s patent suit against Facebook Inc. pits a weakened Internet pioneer against a fast-growing tech powerhouse, but some intellectual-property experts say it is Yahoo with the power position in this fight. Yahoo’s decision to file suit accusing the social-networking website of violating 10 Yahoo patents covering technologies such as...
Yahoo Patent Suit Makes Waves in Silicon Valley

Facebook will take away users' right to vote on policy - unless they vote for it

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Site rules mean 30% of users must vote against change to governance policy if the right to do so is to remainThe right to vote appears to be about to be taken away - on Facebook, at least. Users have until 10 December to decide whether future policy changes should...
Facebook will take away users' right to vote on policy - unless they vote for it
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Mark Zuckerberg: I Donated to Diaspora project

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You might expect that Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg would dismiss the four NYU college students who want to take on Facebook’s dominance of social networking by building a distributed, open alternative that includes a way for people to run their own servers. But instead, Zuckerberg said he...
Mark Zuckerberg: I Donated to Diaspora project

Location Privacy Goes to Washington

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Testifying before a congressional hearing in late February, Mike Altschul with the Wireless Association was blunt: Federal mobile phone privacy policy is undefined and the privacy guidelines for location-based services written in 2008 are obsolete. The hearing on consumer privacy was the fifth in a series that seeks to evaluate...
Location Privacy Goes to Washington

Facebook asks users to vote on future of voting system, hopes to revise governance policies

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Facebook's proposed policy tweaks are about to have their day in the polls -- not that the social network's users have much of a chance of shooting them down. Facebook's current governance policies allow for a vote on proposed changes when more than 7,000 comments are registered -- but...
Facebook asks users to vote on future of voting system, hopes to revise governance policies

Researcher Uncovers (Another) Major Facebook Security Exploit

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For all the credit Facebook has received for its privacy controls and user safety, the site still falls prey to an unsettling number of security issues and potential data breaches. Last month a botched code push accidentally revealed private user email addresses, and before that Facebook accidentally sent private messages...
Researcher Uncovers (Another) Major Facebook Security Exploit
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Peter Thiel: Sometimes the Opposite of Transparency is Criminality

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For a guy who’s so well known for small-government ideas and turbo-charged libertarian ideals, Peter Thiel doesn’t seem to mind flirting with a bit of old-fashioned surveillance. Speaking at tonight’s PandoMonthly in front of an audience of 400 in San Francisco, the Facebook investor and PayPal founder discussed how we’re...
Peter Thiel: Sometimes the Opposite of Transparency is Criminality

If You Think Monitoring Your Kids On Facebook Is Enough To Keep Them Safe Online, You Have No Clue

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Monitoring your kids on Facebook? That's so 2009. Explosion in social media gives kids options WASHINGTON (AP) -- After Friendster came MySpace. By the time Facebook dominated social media, parents had joined the party, too. But the online scene has changed -- dramatically, as it turns out -- and these...
If You Think Monitoring Your Kids On Facebook Is Enough To Keep Them Safe Online, You Have No Clue

SXSW: Is Privacy on the Social Web a Technical Problem?

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How to deal with user privacy on social networks as they grow, mature and become more sophisticated has been a frequent topic of conversation at this year’s SXSW — and not just in researcher Danah Boyd’s keynote address that argued aggregating public information can be a privacy breach, and slammed...
SXSW: Is Privacy on the Social Web a Technical Problem?
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