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Google Getting Wrong Kind Of Buzz
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The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleging that Google’s new social networking service Buzz violates federal consumer protection law.

The EPIC complaint calls on the Trade Commission to require Google to make the Buzz service fully opt-in, to stop using Gmail users’ private address book contacts to gather social networking lists, and to give Google users more control over their personal data.

Privacy Group Files FTC Complaint About Facebook
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The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), along with nine other privacy and consumer organizations, has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charging that Facebook’s recent changes to user privacy settings violate federal consumer protection law.

The EPIC complaint wants the FTC to open an investigation into the changes made by Facebook to the privacy setting of its users and require the social network to restore privacy safeguards.

Privacy Group Calls For Investigation Of Google

An online privacy group has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) asking it to investigate Google’s security safeguards for its cloud computing service.

EPIC Slams Ask, Google On Privacy
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In an FTC filing in the US about Ask.com, and testimony before the European Parliament about Google’s DoubleClick acquisition, the Electronic Privacy Information Center complained of the potential threat to individual online privacy.

DoubleClick, Jones Day Drama Continues

The Center for Digital Democracy and the Electronic Privacy Information Center have filed a Freedom of Information Act request for information from the FTC about DoubleClick and law firm Jones Day.

Law Firm Purges DoubleClick References
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The demand for the FTC chair to recuse herself from the Google and DoubleClick antitrust review yielded a surprising little twist.

EU: Google, DoubleClick Privacy? No Worries

The European Competition Commission that has vexed Microsoft for years will look at Google’s potential DoubleClick acquisition solely on competitive grounds.

Google, DoubleClick Deal Challenged Again

The Center for Digital Democracy (CDD), US PIRG, and the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), discussed the proposed merger at a National Press Club meeting in Washington. They have filed a supplement to their original complaint about Google’s proposed $3.1 billion buy of ad network DoubleClick.

Privacy Groups Ping FTC Over Google/DoubleClick

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), the Center for Digital Democracy (CDD), and US Public Interest Research Group (US PRIG), are about as happy about the Google DoubleClick deal as Microsoft was, but for different reasons.

Google Plus DoubleClick: Truthiness and Trustiness

The Google Acquisition of DoubleClick has Microsoft and AT&T screeching "Monopoly!" to the US Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust division. In a video interview with John Batelle at WebProNews last week, Google CEO Eric Schmidt responded to a comment from Batelle about "anti-competitive practices" by reacting in what seemed like mock surprise. "Microsoft! … AT&T?

Protests Begin Over Google’s DoubleClick Buy

A trio of privacy advocate organizations have petitioned the Federal Trade Commission to block Google’s $3.1 billion purchase of ad network DoubleClick, citing concerns about the information Google would control.

Googlezon Video Becoming Reality for Google?

Gregory Lamb of The Christian Science Monitor takes a look back at the “EPIC 2014” video – a mock documentary looking back from 2014 at the merger of Google and Amazon and the death of traditional news – and wonders if it might come true after all.

Epic Battle For Supreme Court

The lines are being drawn as the U.S. prepares for an epic battle over the next Supreme Court nomination. The ideological battle looks to have all the makings of a classic political spectacle of the highest order.

Classical Management Style

If you ever receive a letter with an introduction …