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Lawsuits Mushroom Over Google Browser Tracking

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The legal fallout continues over Google’s decision to circumvent privacy settings on the iPhone. Court records show that there are now at least 14 class action lawsuits that accuse Google (NSDQ: GOOG) of breaching the Wiretap Act and that demand the company pay millions to phone owners. The controversy...
Lawsuits Mushroom Over Google Browser Tracking

Privacy Machiavellis

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Chris Jay Hoofnagle has a piece up at SFGate.com on what he calls the "privacy Machiavellis," which are exemplified by Google and Facebook. (The article is adapted from a longer treatment published last year, called "Beyond Google and Evil.") Hoofnagle heads the privacy foundation set up with money collected from...
Privacy Machiavellis

Twitter claims government surveillance plans will leave firm open to lawsuits

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Twitter says online activity of non-UK citizens could be collected unwittingly under surveillance plans, leading to privacy lawsuitsTwitter has warned that government plans to record the internet and mobile phone use of Britons could expose it to a spate of privacy lawsuits from web users outside the UK.The social networking...
Twitter claims government surveillance plans will leave firm open to lawsuits

Instagram privacy lawsuit is nonsense say experts

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As the faux furor over Instagram’s user terms drags on like third day leftovers, it’s time to throw some cold water on one part of the story — the class action case that’s supposed to bring the photo-sharing service to heel. In case you missed it, a San Diego law...
Instagram privacy lawsuit is nonsense say experts

Judge orders Apple to hand over documents, prove compliance in privacy lawsuits

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Apple's own assurances that it is complying with court orders to turn over evidence in a privacy lawsuit are insufficient according to the judge presiding over the case, who has ruled that the company must now turn over all documents related to the matter....
Judge orders Apple to hand over documents, prove compliance in privacy lawsuits

House approves CISPA over privacy objections

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The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to approve a controversial cyberthreat information-sharing bill, despite opposition from the White House and several privacy and digital rights groups. The House on Thursday voted 288-127 to approve the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), a bill that would allow U.S....
House approves CISPA over privacy objections

Appeals judges will allow $9.5M Facebook privacy settlement

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Internet privacy lawsuits, especially of the class-action variety, have been sprouting up everywhere in the past few years. Some of them have been settled for considerable sums, especially when companies are sued over publicly acknowledged privacy screw-ups that they've already taken heat for. One of the most notable was the...
Appeals judges will allow $9.5M Facebook privacy settlement

Google Unlikely to Back Down at Privacy Lawsuits

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Targeted ads mean big bucks, so don't expect Google to ease its efforts to glean data about users, push marketers their way, and prompt lots of clicks....
Google Unlikely to Back Down at Privacy Lawsuits

Anonymous calls for Internet blackout to protest CISPA

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Hacking group Anonymous asked websites to black out their front pages on Monday, in protest against legislation in the U.S. that would allow online companies and government agencies to more easily share personal information.The protest against the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), meant to start from 6...
Anonymous calls for Internet blackout to protest CISPA
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