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Google To Change Its Privacy Policy

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2015 | Technology

PARIS (Reuters) - Search engine Google has agreed to better inform users about how it handles their personal information after an investigation by Br...

Timothy Stenovec

Google Doesn't Care If Its Music App Doesn't Kill Spotify | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 05.16.2013 | Technology

On first inspection, Google All Access, the new streaming music service that Google announced on Wednesday, is merely a late arrival to an already cro...

Europe Demands Google Amend Privacy Policy -- Or Else

Reuters | Gwénaëlle Barzic and Leila Abboud | Posted 12.16.2012 | Technology

By Gwénaëlle Barzic and Leila Abboud PARIS (Reuters) - Google has four months to make its privacy policy comply with requests from Eu...

Dino Grandoni

Google Allegedly In Trouble With FTC (Again) Over Privacy (Again): But Does It Matter? | Dino Grandoni | Posted 07.11.2012 | Technology

Another day, another Google privacy misstep: according to the Wall Street Journal, the Federal Trade Commission is close to hitting Google with a $22....

Privacy, Google, and Facebook: Chill!

Craig Newmark | Posted 08.31.2012 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Okay, privacy is an ongoing concern for all of us; it's a real thing. However, there are a lot of bogus headlines regarding online privacy, and I figu...

"Say It Ain't So, Joe, Again, and Again, and Again ...": A Legacy of Continued Bad Behavior at Google

Eric K. Clemons | Posted 07.16.2012 | Technology
Eric K. Clemons

I believe, as I have believed for some time, that more active regulation of Google is warranted. Google has demonstrated that it cannot be trusted. In fairness, no one could be trusted or should be trusted with so much power.

Obama Takes a Page Out of Google's eBook

Keya Dannenbaum | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Keya Dannenbaum

Google can now combine what they learn about you from across their different products. Never slow to early-adopt when it comes to technology, the Obama campaign is endeavoring to do the same thing in the political space.

Watchdog Agencies Allege Google Breaking Privacy Laws

Reuters | Posted 05.01.2012 | Technology

LONDON (Reuters) - Data protection agencies in European countries have concluded Google Inc's new privacy policy is in breach of European law, EU Just...

How To Prevent Google From Tracking Your Web Search

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 02.29.2012 | Technology

If you've visited a Google site recently (or ridden a subway in New York or Washington) you've most likely noticed that the search giant is trying to ...

Bianca Bosker

What Happens When Google Changes Its Privacy Policy Tomorrow | Bianca Bosker | Posted 02.29.2012 | Technology

Google’s plan to collapse 60 privacy policies into a single one and combine information it collects about its users has sparked outcry among privacy...

Investigation Into Google's New Privacy Policy Set To Launch

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2012 | Technology

By Leila Abboud (Reuters) - France's data protection watchdog has cast doubt on the legality and fairness of Google's new privacy polic...

Bianca Bosker

Google's In Trouble Again? Pop The Bubbly | Bianca Bosker | Posted 02.24.2012 | Technology

As much of the technology world recoiled last week at the latest evidence that Google is reaching into users’ personal lives for more details it can...

Google's New Privacy Policy: Close But No Cigar

Adam Levin | Posted 04.03.2012 | Technology
Adam Levin

Google's new policy is exemplary in its brevity, comprehensibility, and candor. If you disagree, try reading one from a bank or a wireless carrier (emphasis on the word "try").

Microsoft Bashes Google's Privacy Policy Changes In New Print Ads

The Huffington Post | Ramona Emerson | Posted 02.01.2012 | Technology

With a new print ad campaign titled "Putting People First," Microsoft is hoping to capitalize on the backlash against Google's privacy changes by usin...

Google Defends Privacy Policy Changes In Letter To Congress

Reuters | Jasmin Melvin | Posted 04.01.2012 | Technology

(Corrects date new policy will come into effect in third paragraph to March 1, not Feb. 1) * Google says new privacy policy to improve...

Data Privacy Day -- Version 2012

Christopher Burgess | Posted 03.30.2012 | Technology
Christopher Burgess

As we celebrate Data Privacy Day, we bear witness to a number of new privacy policies which are being presented, dare one say thrust, upon user populations for major online social networks.

Google Thinks It Knows Who You Are -- Does It?

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 01.27.2012 | Technology

Here's a fun one. There's an option in your Google account that displays your Ad Preferences page, which lets you see who Google thinks you are an...

Congressman Calls For FTC Probe Of Google's Privacy Changes

Posted 03.27.2012 | Technology

Jan 26 (Reuters) - A leading lawmaker on privacy issues said on Thursday he would ask for a probe into whether recently announced changes in how Goo...

Google Dumping Over 60 Privacy Policies for 1

Ramon Nuez | Posted 03.27.2012 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

Google clearly defines how your personal data is being collected and used. Google uses this data for a number of reasons which are spelled out in the privacy statement. And only Google uses your information, unless you have given them opt-in consent.

Another Blow to Privacy -- Now It's Google!

Michael McGown | Posted 03.27.2012 | Business
Michael McGown

Google, you want to be all things to all people. It won't work. Stop it and go back to doing what you once did well: totally unbiased search, excellent email, great photo storage, wonderful voice mail, and so many other useful services.

Google Unveils New Privacy Rules, Users Can't Opt Out

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 01.25.2012 | Technology

Google announced changes to its privacy policies that will allow the web giant to merge user data collected across multiple services, an update that p...

Google Vs. Governments: Word War III: Google vs. Governments | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

In how many ways did Google respond to this week's letter (PDF) from the data protection authorities of nine countries criticizing the company's appro...

Google Adds Link To Privacy Policy On Home Page

Los Angeles Times | Chris Gaither | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Google has made peace with privacy advocates, and it did so without cluttering up its famously sparse home page. The search giant had drawn criticism...