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The Facebook Backlash Has Begun

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Facebook has faced regular heat and criticism of its privacy policies since the beginning. However since the Facebook S-1 and the recognition that its IPO will make many employees into millionaires and billionaires, there’s a new quality and intensity to the criticism. In the past week, for... Please visit Marketing...
The Facebook Backlash Has Begun

An information paradox: How Google’s new privacy policy may harm our discovery process

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It’s safe to assume you use at least one of Google’s many services: Google, Gmail, Google+, maps, YouTube, etc. unless you’re still sifting your way through Yahoo!, MapQuest, Hotmail, AOL, or another ghost of Internet’s past. Recently, while visiting one of Google’s many sites, you may have noticed the company...
An information paradox: How Google’s new privacy policy may harm our discovery process

Google to Pay Users to Track Their Movements Online

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Amid widespread concern about its new privacy policies, Google is now facing criticism over an offer to give users Amazon gift certificates if they open their Web movements to the company in a program called Screenwise....
Google to Pay Users to Track Their Movements Online

Google’s new Privacy Policy

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Our updated Privacy Policy takes effect today, March 1. As you use our products one thing will be clear: it’s the same Google experience that you’re used to, with the same controls. And because we’re making these changes, over time we’ll be able to improve our products in ways that...
Google’s new Privacy Policy

Japanese court orders Google to halt Instant search for suggesting one man be fired

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Could Google Instant suggest you out of a job? According to one Japanese man's claims, that search algorithm is precisely what landed him a pink slip and permanent spot on the unemployment line. The Kyodo News Agency is reporting that a string of unflattering searches performed by the plaintiff's...
Japanese court orders Google to halt Instant search for suggesting one man be fired

Newly registered Microsoft trademark may hint at longer Google offensive

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It’s always fun to watch a tech squabble, and the recent few rounds between Google and Microsoft have delivered mightily. Microsoft, gleeful over the public shellacking that Google is currently enduring over it privacy policies, took some very low-cost, and low-tech pot shots at the company through blog posts and a few newspaper...
Newly registered Microsoft trademark may hint at longer Google offensive

Carrier IQ hires former Verizon privacy counsel Magnolia Mobley as Chief Privacy Officer

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It's been several months since Carrier IQ explained its data collection practices and responded to FCC and Senatorial inquiry about its privacy policies. Despite the fact that it's no longer in the headlines, Carrier IQ's still intent on improving how it handles consumer info. That's why the firm has...
Carrier IQ hires former Verizon privacy counsel Magnolia Mobley as Chief Privacy Officer

Is Google Drive worse for privacy than iCloud, Skydrive, and Dropbox?

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The Google Drive cloud storage service launched yesterday to much fanfare, but as with any new Google product, there are important questions about how the company will actually use personal data uploaded to the system. Google sells ads against your data, after all, and the more data you give...
Is Google Drive worse for privacy than iCloud, Skydrive, and Dropbox?

Online Privacy: Who Cares?

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Every few months, the Internet erupts in outrage about some new threat to our privacy. Remember when Mark Zuckerberg made some offhand remarks about the age of privacy being over? Or when Facebook introduced Beacon, which took info about your shopping habits and shared it with advertisers? Or how...
Online Privacy: Who Cares?

Google privacy policy changes spark EU inquiry

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France asks European data authorities to investigate pooling of user data, which has begun as of Thursday 1 MarchGoogle's new privacy rules, which have come into force as of Thursday 1 March, are to be investigated by EU authorities, with France arguing the sweeping changes breach European law.France's data protection...
Google privacy policy changes spark EU inquiry

Microsoft and others reportedly complain to EU regulators over Google+

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Microsoft and “several other firms” have reportedly lodged a formal complaint to EU antitrust regulators about Google+, the Internet giant’s social networking tool. Reuters cites “two people familiar with the matter” as its source, in a move that could see European regulatory bodies extend its investigations into the company. Whilst...
Microsoft and others reportedly complain to EU regulators over Google+

Google’s New Account Activity Feature Shows Your Shocking Addiction To Google Services

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Google is launching a new feature today called Account Activity that will help users gain more insight into their usage of Google services. Available to those who opt in, the utility will offer monthly reports detailing your account activity, like your number of sign-ins, how many emails you sent and received,...
Google’s New Account Activity Feature Shows Your Shocking Addiction To Google Services

Google fires back at Microsoft on tracking: Internet Explorer is “widely non-operational”

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The war of words between Microsoft and Google has just been a raised a notch after Google released a statement in which it criticises the the Redmond-based firm, saying that settings for its Internet Explorer Web browser are “widely non-operational”. The comments come after Microsoft jumped into the brouhaha surrounding...
Google fires back at Microsoft on tracking: Internet Explorer is “widely non-operational”

What the web is saying about Sergey Brin and openness

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Sergey Brin’s not a happy man. Talking about the threats to the open web, the Google co-founder seems to be in defensive mood — taking shots at everyone from China and Saudi Arabia to the entertainment industry to Facebook and Apple (AAPL). In an interview with The Guardian (see disclosure...
What the web is saying about Sergey Brin and openness

What the web is saying about Google’s privacy policy

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Google’s new privacy policy, which launched today and allows personal data to be shared across the entirety of the company’s services, is taking serious fire — not least in Europe, after the French data protection watchdog CNIL said it believes that the new policy breaches European law. The French have...
What the web is saying about Google’s privacy policy

Google Privacy Issues Let Microsoft Tout IE9's Safeguards

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Concerns about Google's revamped privacy policies give Microsoft an opening to promote the tracking protection built into Internet Explorer....
Google Privacy Issues Let Microsoft Tout IE9's Safeguards

Apple, Google, And Others Agree To Mobile App Privacy Policy Guidelines

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Though Apple, Google, Microsoft, RIM, Amazon, and HP don’t always see eye-to-eye, the six of them have entered into an agreement brokered by California Attorney General Kamala Harris to take a tougher stance on the issue of mobile privacy. Going forward, the six companies involved must provide users with a...
Apple, Google, And Others Agree To Mobile App Privacy Policy Guidelines

Consumer Rights Group Says Google Broke its Promise

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A consumer rights group alleges Google has violated its deal with the government about getting user consent before making changes to privacy policies. Google counters that it is making things simpler, not breaking its promise. The Electronic Privacy Information Center wants the Federal Trade Commission to hold Google to its...
Consumer Rights Group Says Google Broke its Promise

The Winners of WSJ’s Data Transparency Weekend

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Imagine installing a service on your cellphone that lets you see all the data – from location to address book info – transmitted by your phone. Or a simple website where you and your friends could have private chats that couldn’t be read by the most aggressive spying agencies. Or...
The Winners of WSJ’s Data Transparency Weekend

Chill Out: Facebook Won't Ruin Instagram

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The news was barely off the digital presses yesterday before people started freaking out. Facebook, the world's largest social network, now everybody's favorite mobile photo-sharing app. While the news was certainly exciting for Instagram's team and many onlookers, some users were far from thrilled. Posts about how to export one's...
Chill Out: Facebook Won't Ruin Instagram

CA Attorney General says Apple has agreed to make apps disclose privacy policy BEFORE download

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Following several weeks of controversy surrounding the way that applications were handling customer data, the California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced that several companies with a stake in the app game have agreed to new privacy protections for users of apps. The agreement signifies a change from the way that the...
CA Attorney General says Apple has agreed to make apps disclose privacy policy BEFORE download

To Read All Of The Privacy Policies You Encounter, You'd Need To Take A Month Off From Work Each Year

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We've discussed the stupidity of privacy policies many times in the past. Honestly, it's an idea that serves no useful purpose, yet most sites are required to have one, and if you don't, people get all upset. But no one reads them, and most people incorrectly assume that if a...
To Read All Of The Privacy Policies You Encounter, You'd Need To Take A Month Off From Work Each Year
Public interest group sues Google to block new privacy policy

EU: Google's new privacy policy breaches European law

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Remember how proud Google was when it unified all of its services under a single privacy policy? Well, Big G's excitement was tempered when the EU asked it to hold off on the policy's implementation while it investigated the changes. And its enthusiasm is likely all but extinguished now...
EU: Google's new privacy policy breaches European law
Facebook changing privacy policy tomorrow, here’s a run-down of the changes

Congress not happy with Apple's response on privacy concerns

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Not satisifed with a letter from Apple addressing its privacy policies, lawmakers have asked the company to send a rep to Washington to answer further questions. [Read more]...
Congress not happy with Apple's response on privacy concerns

Piracy, Android outliers, photography, and more from The Verge Forums

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The Verge is home to a set of discussion forums and a community whose insight, passion, and knowledge blows us away daily. Check out this small sampling of what's happening right now: Gandreae tackles the Android fragmentation problem with a unique solution: stop calling "outlier" Android devices Android devices....
Piracy, Android outliers, photography, and more from The Verge Forums

Federal court expedites case on Google privacy policies

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A federal court said Thursday that it would accelerate a lawsuit that aims to punish Google for alleged privacy violations. The U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia agreed to a request by plaintiffs The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) to speed the review of a lawsuit the privacy...
Federal court expedites case on Google privacy policies
Congress still not satisfied with Apple’s privacy protections, requests briefing

Google: Microsoft Is Full Of Shit

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Earlier today, I posted a link to a Microsoft blog post calling out Google for bypassing IE security measures. Google saw the post and sent me the following on-the-record statement (below). It’s a bit verbose, so I’ll summarize: “Microsoft is full of shit.” Statement: Attributable to Rachel Whetstone, Senior Vice...
Google: Microsoft Is Full Of Shit
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