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Anti-Google Group Makes Cartoon Video Of CEO Schmidt Preying On Children

businessinsider.com | Nick Saint | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Consumer Watchdog, a nonprofit advocacy group with a special fondness for attacking Google, has posted a cartoon on YouTube that depicts Eric Schmidt ...

Google Faces Landmark Fine For 'Gross Invasion Of Privacy'

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google faces being the first company to incur heavy fines under British privacy laws, after admitting downloading private emails and passwords....

Google Admits Street View Cars Scooped Passwords, Emails In Privacy Breach

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google came under fire in May of this year after it admitted that its Street View cars had mistakenly collected users' private data sent over non-pass...

Eric Schmidt: Google's Policy Is To 'Get Right Up To The Creepy Line' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google CEO Eric Schmidt offered a look at how Google approaches its users and how he sees technology shaping our behavior in the years to come at the ...

Google Engineer Stalked Minors, Accessed Private User Data

techcrunch.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google has just confirmed that it fired one of its engineers for violating internal security policies, effectively confirming a Gawker report that det...

Google CEO Tries To Allay Privacy Fears

The Local | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google CEO Eric Schmidt said on Thursday he understood why Germans were uneasy about the company's Street View service for historical reasons, as he b...

Quit Facebook, Destroy Your Phone...

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Interestingly, Ahearn's treatise contains some valuable tips you can use to reclaim some of the privacy you've relinquished, knowingly or not, by usin...

States Launch Joint probe of Google Wi-Fi snooping

Computerworld | Gregg Keizer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

As many as 30 states could join an investigation into Google Inc.'s collection of personal information from unprotected wireless networks, Connecticut...

Google Collected Email Passwords, French

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google scooped up sensitive data such as passwords when putting together its Street View service, suggests an early look at the information....

Google To Hand Over Intercepted Data

ft.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google will begin handing over to European regulators the rogue data it intercepted from private WiFi internet connections within the next two days, i...

Google Stops Deleting Street View WiFi Data

ft.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google halted the global deletion of collected private WiFi data on Friday following confusion over what it should do with the material....

Google Street View Logs WiFi Networks, Mac Addresses: REPORT

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

UPDATE 4/27/2010 4:46PM ET: Google's European Public Policy blog has posted a detailed explanation of the data collected by Google cars. --- Googl...

Google Vs. Governments: Word War III: Google vs. Governments

wired.com | 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 Joins Yahoo Privacy Fight Against DOJ

CNET News | Declan McCullagh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google and an alliance of privacy groups have come to Yahoo's aid by helping the Web portal fend off a broad request from the U.S. Department of Justi...

Google Blamed For Misuse Over StreetView Data

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google is "almost certain" to face prosecution for collecting data from unsecured wi-fi networks, according to Privacy International (PI)....

Google In The Hot Seat Over WiFi Privacy Breach

Huffington Post/AP | Everton Bailey Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Google representatives on Monday said the search engine company has not broken any laws with the collection of data for its mapping...

Canada Questions Google's Data Collection

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Canada has launched a probe into Google Inc as legal problems escalate surrounding the search engine's disclosure that it collected private data while...

Google's Unauthorized Collection of Consumer Data Warrants Congressional Investigation

Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr.

Consumers have the right to know exactly how Google collected their data and what type of data was collected by the company.

Google CEO On Privacy Breach: 'No Harm, No Foul'

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Late last week, Google admitted that the company had, for several years, been "mistakenly" collecting private data sent over users' wireless networks....

Google Privacy Efforts Ripped By FTC Member

PCWorld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Several major U.S. Internet companies, including Google and Facebook, need to "step up" and better protect consumer privacy or face tougher penalties ...

Google Private Data Collection: Company ADMITS Snooping Via WiFi Networks

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

In a blog post published Friday, Google admitted to 'mistakenly' collecting sensitive private data sent over WiFi networks. Germany's data protecti...

"Don't Be Evil": How Larry Page and Sergey Brin Really Think and Should We Worry About Google's Dominance

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

We shall see if Larry and Sergey's collective brain can keep up with the spontaneous evolution of the Internet.

How Google Collects Data About You

Royal Pingdom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

So how much does Google know about you and your online habits? It's only when you sit down and actually start listing all of the various Google servic...

Google CEO On Privacy: 'If You Have Something You Don't Want Anyone To Know, Maybe You Shouldn't Be Doing It'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Yahoo, Verizon, Sprint, and others have recently come under fire for sharing customer data with the authorities, and admitting to "spying" abilities t...

Google Wants To Get Rid Of Watchdogs, No Apologies

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jamie Court

You would think Google executives have better things to do than go after the funding of a small consumer group like ours. Shame on Google for trying to get rid of the Davids.