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Google Pays Only $1 In Trespassing Suit

AP | JOE MANDAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

PITTSBURGH — Google Inc. has acknowledged that it trespassed when it took a photo of a Pittsburgh-area house for its Street View service, but wi...

Attack Ad Calls Google 'Chicken' For Dodging Privacy Debate

usatoday.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The advocacy group Consumer Watchdog is broadcasting Jumbotron video ads all this week in the heart of New York's Times Square to mock Google as a big...

Who Owns the Digital You?

Tim Chambers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Tim Chambers

You may also think you have a "privacy problem," but technically you have a bigger issue -- an identity problem. There is a "real-you" and a "digital-you," and their fates are totally intertwined.

EGG BLITZ: Google 'Fans' Allegedly Attack Homes Blurred On Street View

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Some German residents who opted out of Google's Street View service received a hostile response on Saturday, when an unspecified number of homes, all ...

Czechs BAN Google From Expanding 'Street View'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

PRAGUE — Authorities in the Czech Republic have banned Google Inc. from continuing in its mapping feature "Street View" in the eastern European ...

Google CEO's Most Controversial Privacy Quotes

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google could face huge fines and loss of customer trust as a result of its recent privacy stumbles. In October, the Internet search giant admitted tha...

Google Coughs Up $8.5 Million In Buzz Privacy Lawsuit

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK — Google Inc., the top Web search provider, will allocate about $8.5 million to Internet privacy and policy organizations as part of a ...

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 Tightening Privacy Leash On Employees

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — Google Inc. is tightening its privacy leash on employees in an effort to ensure they don't intrude on people while the Internet ...

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 Bends To German Privacy Concerns

AP | JUERGEN BAETZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

BERLIN — Google Inc. said Thursday it would double the amount of time Germans have to opt out of having their homes shown in its "Street View" f...

Google Tells Lawmakers It Never Used Wi-Fi Data

AP | By JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

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Google RAIDED By Korea Police In Street View Probe

AP | Jun Yang and Saeromi Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean police investigators raided Google's Seoul offices on Tuesday on suspicion the Internet search company was ill...

Google Gathered Public WiFi Data To Map

AP | By EVERTON BAILEY JR. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

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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....

Germany Lashes Out At Google For 'Alarming' Privacy Breach

AP | JUERGEN BAETZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

BERLIN — Germany's consumer protection minister strongly criticized Google for a widespread privacy breach and insisted Saturday the U.S. Intern...

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...