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The Circuit: Obama reaches out to Iranian citizens; Facebook adds to D.C. office; European privacy watchdog grills Google

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Obama reaches out to Iranian citizens: In a Web speech directed to the Iranian people, President Obama said Tuesday that he wants to break through the “electronic curtain” that Iran’s government has put over Internet and mobile communications, our colleague Scott Wilson reported in The Washington Post. Read full...
The Circuit: Obama reaches out to Iranian citizens; Facebook adds to D.C. office; European privacy watchdog grills Google
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Facebook bests German watchdog in real names court tiff

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After a German privacy watchdog ordered Facebook to allow the use of fake usernames "immediately," an appeals court has said nein. While the protection body in the tiny state of Schleswig-Holstein argued that Facebook's ban on faux names breached the nation's privacy laws, an administrative court in the region...
Facebook bests German watchdog in real names court tiff

Google Is Supposed To Fill In This INSANELY COMPLICATED Chart About Its Ads And Privacy Policies (GOOG)

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French investigators have sent Google a list of 69 questions related to its recently changed privacy policy. As reported earlier by the Financial Times, a French privacy watchdog called CNIL is concerned that Google's new privacy policy violates European privacy law. So it sent a letter addressed to CEO...
Google Is Supposed To Fill In This INSANELY COMPLICATED Chart About Its Ads And Privacy Policies (GOOG)

Google hired UK ex-data official

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A freedom of information request reveals that a senior official who worked at the UK's data privacy watchdog while it investigated Google was later hired by the firm....
Google hired UK ex-data official

Google Buzz 'breaks privacy laws'

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A leading privacy watchdog files a complaint with US regulators urging them to investigate Google's Buzz social network....
Google Buzz 'breaks privacy laws'

Unhappy Google's Not Changed Privacy Policy, EU Vows Six Individual EU Nations Will Press On

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The European Union’s privacy watchdog announced today that as Google hasn’t made suggested changes to its privacy policy, it will continue investigating. Well, six EU countries will, to see if there’s actual action to be taken against Google. The European Union’s... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article....
Unhappy Google's Not Changed Privacy Policy, EU Vows Six Individual EU Nations Will Press On

French privacy watchdog: Nope, no Facebook messaging bug

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Claims that older Facebook private messages were posted on users' walls are unfounded, according to the French data protection agency. [Read more]...
French privacy watchdog: Nope, no Facebook messaging bug

Boot up: WhatsApp privacy bust, iOS parents, H.265 comes closer, and more

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Plus Mayer's plans for Yahoo (redux), the challenge of Office365 for CIOs, AppleTV gets Bluetooth, Samsung's commission payments and moreA quick burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamWhatsApp breaches privacy laws >> CBC NewsThe popular mobile messaging app WhatsApp breaches Canadian and...
Boot up: WhatsApp privacy bust, iOS parents, H.265 comes closer, and more

France Threatens to Fine Google Over Privacy

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France’s privacy watchdog agency Thursday ordered Google to bring its privacy procedures in line with French data-protection law within three months or face fines, the latest step in a yearlong European probe that has tested the limits of European cooperation against an Internet giant. The national data-protection agency CNIL said...
France Threatens to Fine Google Over Privacy

Privacy watchdog, lawmaker push for Google probe

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Privacy groups and lawmakers are calling for a new and broader investigation into Google and its privacy practices after the U.S. Federal Communications Commission announced that it had found no evidence that the company broke eavesdropping laws....
Privacy watchdog, lawmaker push for Google probe

France Seeks Answers From Google

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The French government's digital-privacy watchdog is renewing questioning of Google, amplifying a pan-European probe into the search giant's privacy policies....
France Seeks Answers From Google
Facebook ordered to halt its real name policy by German privacy watchdog

Hard drives offer rich pickings

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Many people are a "soft touch" for fraudsters because they fail to wipe data from old disks, says the UK's privacy watchdog....
Hard drives offer rich pickings

Privacy watchdog to meet Google

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The French privacy watchdog, acting on behalf of the EU, is to meet with Google to scrutinise its controversial privacy policy changes....
Privacy watchdog to meet Google

EU privacy watchdog issues new recommendations for App Stores & developers

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Following investigations into Google and others, EU privacy watchdog group known as the Article 29 working group have today issued new guidelines for mobile app developers. The group is made up of EU data and privacy protection authorities and the new recommendations extend to “all other parties involved in the...
EU privacy watchdog issues new recommendations for App Stores & developers

UK startups say they’re ignoring EU cookie laws

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· Explainer: What is the European cookie law? · Context: How Europe is dealing with the cookie crisis Controversial European privacy rules that require websites to inform users about the cookies are finally hitting Britain this weekend. The country’s startups, however, seem to be taking no notice of them. “We’re...
UK startups say they’re ignoring EU cookie laws
Facebook wins legal battle to force Europeans to use real names online

Google 'breaches' UK privacy deal

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Google "appears to be in breach" of a deal to delete material gathered by its Street View cars, says the UK's privacy watchdog....
Google 'breaches' UK privacy deal

European Data Protection Official Criticizes ACTA Treaty

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Europe's top data privacy watchdog has strongly criticized the international anti-counterfeiting trade agreement (ACTA) warning that it could lead to widespread......
European Data Protection Official Criticizes ACTA Treaty

EU Regulators Weigh New Google Crackdown

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Privacy regulators from France and other European Union countries have proposed a coordinated crackdown before summer on Google Inc.’s privacy practices, escalating European efforts to reshape how global companies treat user data. France’s privacy watchdog said Monday it and an unspecified number of other European regulators want to coordinate a...
EU Regulators Weigh New Google Crackdown

Boot up: web v apps, Google v France, the iPhone sales puzzle, how Facebook hacked it and more

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Plus smartphone installed base, more on Android fragmentation, web intents?, and moreA quick burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamBrowsers and Apps in 2012 >> Tim BrayIt's like this: The browser's doomed, be­cause apps are the fu­ture. Wait! Apps are doomed be­cause...
Boot up: web v apps, Google v France, the iPhone sales puzzle, how Facebook hacked it and more

EPIC presses FBI in lawsuit for details on biometric database

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A privacy watchdog has filed a lawsuit contending the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has failed to provide requested technical information about a biometric identification database expected to be the largest in the world.The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a nonprofit organization based in Washington, alleges the FBI failed...
EPIC presses FBI in lawsuit for details on biometric database

Activist Group Whines to the FTC For You About Snapchat's Not-So-Deleted Photos

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Snapchat. Remember that nearly life-ending revelation that the photos sent from Android devices on Snapchat don’t disappear? As in, they sit in some not-so-discreet folder called “RECEIVED_IMAGES_SNAPS,” where they’re just waiting to be shown to the world. Well, a privacy watchdog is taking action for you by filing a complaint with the government...
Activist Group Whines to the FTC For You About Snapchat's Not-So-Deleted Photos

Facebook wins court battle to keep its real name policy against German privacy watchdog

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Facebook has come out on top in a recent court battle in Germany, after it was challenged by a privacy watchdog for forcing new users to register with their real name. Covered by the Associated Press, the problem is that users cannot choose to use a handle or pseudonym to...
Facebook wins court battle to keep its real name policy against German privacy watchdog

EU Says Google Street View Violates Privacy

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upto0013 notes the latest spot of trouble for Google in Europe: the EU says that Google's Street View images violate privacy laws. The EU's privacy watchdog asked Google to notify cities and towns before photographing (Google says it does this already) and to delete original photos after 6 months (Google...
EU Says Google Street View Violates Privacy
French privacy watchdog to examine Google Street View 'payload data'

EPIC lawsuit presses FBI for details on biometric database

www.computerworld.com
A privacy watchdog has filed a lawsuit contending the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has failed to provide requested technical information about a biometric identification database expected to be the largest in the world....
EPIC lawsuit presses FBI for details on biometric database

Google defends new privacy policy to Congress

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Google has been facing a barrage of questions about changes it plans to make to its privacy policy that affects how it handles the voluminous data it collects from hundreds of millions of people around the globe.  Some of those questions have come from members of Congress who question...
Google defends new privacy policy to Congress
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