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Why EU Antitrust Focus on Google and Data Portability Matters -- and Why It's Probably Not Enough

Nathan Newman | Posted 07.22.2012 | Business
Nathan Newman

The four main concerns the EU has with Google include ones regularly discussed in the media, but it also includes more specific concerns about how it deals with advertisers.

"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.

I Wish I Knew How to Quit You, Google

Nathan Newman | Posted 05.23.2012 | Technology
Nathan Newman

According to Googles Vic Gundotra: "If we do things that are evil, with one click you can leave Google..." But given the myriad ways Google penetrates the Internet, it is nearly impossible to quit Google and preserve your privacy.

REPORT: FTC Opens New Google Investigation

Reuters | Liana B. Baker | Posted 05.17.2012 | Technology

By Liana B. Baker (Reuters) - The Federal Trade Commission is examining whether Google deceived consumers by planting so-called Interne...

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 ...

Gerry Smith

Consumer Groups Call On Google To Suspend 'Unfair And Unwise' Privacy Changes

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.29.2012 | Technology

A coalition of American and European advocacy groups sent a joint letter to Google on Wednesday, calling on the search giant to suspend its controvers...

Bianca Bosker

What Happens When Google Changes Its Privacy Policy Tomorrow

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Is Privacy Dead?

Miles J. Feldman | Posted 04.29.2012 | Technology
Miles J. Feldman

How much privacy do you have online or on your handheld? The answer is "not as much as you think you have."

Google to Consolidate Data March 1: 5 Steps to Protect Your Privacy

Larry Magid | Posted 04.28.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

Starting March 1, any information you enter in one product, say YouTube, can be combined with information from other Google services including search, Gmail or Google's new Google+ social networking site.

Bianca Bosker

Google's In Trouble Again? Pop The Bubbly

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Gerry Smith

Consumer Privacy 'Bill of Rights' Seeks To Give Web Users More Control Over Their Data

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.23.2012 | Technology

The Obama administration on Thursday will unveil a consumer privacy "bill of rights" that aims to give web users more control over how their personal ...

Google's Recent Controversy Stokes Privacy Fears -- Again

Reuters | Joseph Menn | Posted 04.20.2012 | Technology

By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - This week's revelations that Google Inc, Twitter and other popular Internet companies have bee...

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...

Google = Skynet... Yikes!

Shelly Palmer | Posted 03.28.2012 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Skynet can't win -- at least not in the world I want to live in. Let's get ahead of this while it's still just the subject of the occasional rhetorical blog post -- because, no matter what anyone tells you, the world of big data is never going away.

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...

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...

Who Will Watch the Watchers? Google & Facebook Privacy Audits Should be Fully Public

Nathan Newman | Posted 02.04.2012 | Technology
Nathan Newman

If Google wants to have the role of trustee of more information about more people than any other company and even the government, then it should accept in turn public scrutiny of its actions as well.

Could Online Piracy Act Hurt Small Tech Companies?

Reuters | Posted 11.20.2011 | Small Business

(By Stephanie Rabiner) - You've likely heard a lot about the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the last few days, and chances are the chatter isn't goi...

Facebook CEO: Google, Microsoft Are Violating Your Privacy--Not Us

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 01.07.2012 | Technology

Facebook isn't violating your privacy -- Google, Yahoo and Microsoft are. That was the message from Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook CEO who has consi...