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Google's Android Apps Caught Providing Developers With Personal User Information (GOOG)

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc's privacy practices are drawing heat after an Australian software developer said the company was providing him with personal information, including email addresses, of everyone who purchased his mobile app. The information that Google shared, which included customers' full names, email and some postal code...
Google's Android Apps Caught Providing Developers With Personal User Information (GOOG)

Following FTC fines, UK iPhone users sue Google for bypassing Safari privacy settings

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Back in August, Google agreed to pay a record $22.5M FTC fine following an investigation into concerns it bypassed mobile Safari security settings in order to install tracking cookies without user consent. Now, twelve iPhone users in the UK are launching a lawsuit against Google seeking compensation related to the...
Following FTC fines, UK iPhone users sue Google for bypassing Safari privacy settings

Facebook Changes Privacy Settings (FB)

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Facebook has changed its privacy settings once again. And while it sounds like for the most part the changes are for the better, there's one tweak that's going to upset tens of millions of users. Let's tackle the annoying thing first. Facebook is stripping users of the ability to hide...
Facebook Changes Privacy Settings (FB)

FTC To Make Announcement About Google Antitrust Probe At 10 AM PT

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission just announced that its chairman Jon Leibowitz will make an announcement about the agency’s investigation of Google at 1pm ET/10am PT. Leibowitz will be joined at the press conference by Bureau of Competition Director Richard Feinstein and Deputy Director Pete Levitas, as well as Bureau...
FTC To Make Announcement About Google Antitrust Probe At 10 AM PT
Google could soon face big fines over iOS Safari privacy controversy in FTC investigation

Google facing record $22.5 million fine over Safari privacy

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The FTC is set to hand Google a record $22.5 million fine for bypassing the privacy settings in Apple's Safari browser, reports the Wall Street Journal. The search and mobile giant is said to be close to settling the matter, although the deal still needs to be ratified by the...
Google facing record $22.5 million fine over Safari privacy

Facebook phone number lookups now limited, but you should still tweak this privacy setting

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Facebook says it has patched a security hole related to a little-known phone number search within Facebook. Specifically, the social network now limits the number of phone number lookups that any given IP address can perform on Facebook. Last Friday, independent security researcher Suriya Prakesh published a blog post...
Facebook phone number lookups now limited, but you should still tweak this privacy setting

Luluvise shows where your data can end up

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Women-only social network Luluvise lets its members rate the men they've dated – but should they be posting personal sensitive data without the men's permission?Luluvise describes itself as "a social network for women". It's loved by the technology media, racking up plenty of friendly articles since its launch late last...
Luluvise shows where your data can end up

Facebook roundup: video ads, voice calling, logos and more

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Facebook video ad units could come with TV price tags – Facebook is reportedly prepping to sell its new video ads with an “upfront”-type marketplace and TV-like prices. According to AdAge, Facebook will have four daily summer slots — women over 30, women under 30, men over 30 and men over...
Facebook roundup: video ads, voice calling, logos and more

WSJ: Google disregarded iPhone privacy settings

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The Wall Street Journal has charged that Google, along with a number of other advertising agencies, have planted code on millions of iPhones that allows the companies to track user behavior....
WSJ: Google disregarded iPhone privacy settings

Google facing tens of millions in fines in FTC’s iOS Safari privacy investigation

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We knew that Google would likely be facing fines in the FTC’s investigation into its method of bypassing Apple’s default iOS Safari browser settings. Last month reports claimed the FTC would make a decision on the fines within 30 days. Today Reuters reported sources close to the situation have confirmed...
Google facing tens of millions in fines in FTC’s iOS Safari privacy investigation

This is Madness

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This is Madness is a post from Chris PirilloIs this madness… or Pirillo? Community member UncleJohn has a long history of recording some of my more unmentionable moments. Any time I make an oopsie, you can find it uploaded to his YouTube channel for posterity. It’s all in good fun,...
This is Madness

How To Block People From Filling Your Facebook Feed With Annoying Junk

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Here are 10 ways to make sure Farmville, annoying event invitations, and other crap stops getting in your way on Facebook.Problem: A "friend" invades your Newsfeed, and you want him to go away without unfriending him. Solution: Hide 'em. Let's call the annoying "friend" Hank. To shoo Hank from your...
How To Block People From Filling Your Facebook Feed With Annoying Junk

Even More Ways to Master Facebook Timeline

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Every brand and just about every user on Facebook has been switched over to Timeline, making the familiar old wall a thing of the past. Love it or hate it, Timeline is here for good - or at least until Zuckerberg, Sandberg and Associates unleash something newer and presumably better....
Even More Ways to Master Facebook Timeline

Privacy group wants FTC to examine Facebook-Datalogix partnership

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should analyze Facebook's relationship with a data marketer to ensure it doesn't violate the social networking site's recently approved settlement, the Electronic Privacy Information Center said Monday. Facebook is working with Datalogix, a company based in Colorado that specializes in collecting data from retailers...
Privacy group wants FTC to examine Facebook-Datalogix partnership
Photography app KLIK comes out of testing with v1.0, debuts filters and learning mode

10 Things You Need To Know About Today’s Facebook Privacy Changes

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This morning Facebook announced a new set of privacy settings that they hope will be sufficient enough to make them essentially permanent, as Mark Zuckerberg described during his presentation. For many users, the new settings means greater control over privacy. While there are always aspects of the privacy settings to...
10 Things You Need To Know About Today’s Facebook Privacy Changes

AMAZING: Learn How To Build A Self-Driving Car In 7 Weeks (GOOG)

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Sebastian Thrun is the genius behind Google's self-driving car and he wants to teach you how to build your own self-driving car in 7 weeks. Thrun ran Stanford University's autonomous driving program, but left Stanford earlier this year to start an online education startup called Udacity. One of the...
AMAZING: Learn How To Build A Self-Driving Car In 7 Weeks (GOOG)

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

Facebook Tries Letting You Pay To Guarantee Message Delivery, Changes Messaging Privacy Settings

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Sometimes you need to message a non-friend, and today Facebook starts testing if it can make a little money and cut spam by asking you to pay to ensure the recipient sees it. Facebook’s also changing everyone’s privacy settings into dynamic filters that let “relevant” messages through. These moves address...
Facebook Tries Letting You Pay To Guarantee Message Delivery, Changes Messaging Privacy Settings

Boot up: Google 'tracked iPhones', why Mac OS X Mountain Lion's Gatekeeper is important, and more

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Plus Apple is granted patent on slide to unlock 'even though it existed two years before they invented it'A quick burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamGoogle Tracked iPhones, Bypassing Apple Browser Privacy Settings - WSJ.comGoogle apparently disabled the code when contacted...
Boot up: Google 'tracked iPhones', why Mac OS X Mountain Lion's Gatekeeper is important, and more
Web privacy standards: easy to break, hard to enforce
Mixin lets users insert comments into video and share with friends (exclusive)

A Guide to the Digital Advertising Industry That's Watching Your Every Click

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In this excerpt from his new book, The Daily You, University of Pennsylvania professor Joseph Turow takes you on a tour of the industry that's trafficking in the data you generate every day on the Internet. You don't have to be a privacy stickler to be worried. At the start...
A Guide to the Digital Advertising Industry That's Watching Your Every Click
Whoops: Google reveals it didn't delete all of its Street View Wi-Fi data

The Unintended Consequences of Using Airtime

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Even Zuck uses Airtime. Forbes freaked out your Betabeat writers recently with an alarmist post about the way Sean & Shawn’s new videochatting service, Airtime, monitors the tool for inappropriate content. Apparently Airtime takes pictures of you sporadically throughout your videochat sessions to make sure there’s no sexy cam action...
The Unintended Consequences of Using Airtime

Google facing new privacy probes over Safari tracker, report says

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Google is reportedly facing new investigations in the United States and Europe over its admission that it was using code to bypass privacy settings on Apple’s Safari browser. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that the Federal Trade Commission is looking into whether Google’s Safari actions violated its settlement with...
Google facing new privacy probes over Safari tracker, report says

Facebook users ignoring privacy settings, says study

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Close to 13 million users of the popular social network aren't using the site's controls to set their privacy, according to a new study from Consumer Reports. [Read more]...
Facebook users ignoring privacy settings, says study

Microsoft: Google bypassed IE privacy settings too

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Discovery comes just days after Web giant was found to be sidestepping the user privacy preferences in Apple's Safari. [Read more]...
Microsoft: Google bypassed IE privacy settings too

Five Reasons Why Chatroulette is Addictive, and Worth a Try

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Everyone (from the mainstream media to celebrities) is obsessing over Chatroulette, the website that randomly connects users via one-on-one videochat with strangers around the world. Why is it so addictive? As Wired’s resident Chatroulette expert (I’ve been using the service since it was created in late 2009), I think I...
Five Reasons Why Chatroulette is Addictive, and Worth a Try
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