All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘EPIC’

Safari User Sues Google Over Tracking Debacle

In a turn of events that should surprise no one, a Safari user has filed suit against Google over recent news that the search giant had circumvented privacy settings on Apple’s Safari browser. Matthew Soble of Illinois has filed suit in U.S. District Court in Delaware. The suit alleges that “default privacy settings on the web browser software… known as …

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FTC Responds To EPIC Google Privacy Suit

Two weeks ago we brought you news that the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a privacy watchdog, had filed suit against the Federal Trade Commission to compel the agency to block the planned rollout of Google’s new unified privacy policy, scheduled to go into effect March 1. Google responded quickly to the suit, saying that “EPIC is wrong on the …

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Google’s New Privacy Policy: Danny Sullivan Provides Insight

In January, Google announced that it was overhauling its more than 60 privacy policies and replacing them with one. As Alma Whitten, Google’s Director of Privacy in Product and Engineering, wrote in the announcement, the idea is to create a “beautifully simple, intuitive user experience across Google.”

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Google Responded To the FTC On Privacy Issues Before EPIC Sued

Yesterday we brought you news that the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) had filed a federal suit against the FTC in order to block Google’s switch to a new, unified privacy policy that would cover all their services. EPIC claimed that the new policy violated a 2011 consent order that prohibited Google from combining user data without consent. Google, however, …

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EPIC Google Privacy Suit Gets Expedited

Yesterday we brought you news that the Electronic Privacy Information Center had filed suit against the Federal Trade Commission to force them to block Google’s controversial new privacy policy, set to roll out on March 1. EPIC claims that the privacy policy violates an order issued in October 2011 preventing Google from combining user data without consent. Google responded quickly, …

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Google Responds To EPIC Lawsuit

Earlier this afternoon we brought you news that the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) had filed suit against the FTC to block the rollout of Google’s new privacy policy. EPIC claims that the new policy violates a consent order entered into by Google in October 2011. That order dealt with Google Buzz, and prevented Google from combining user data. EPIC …

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Privacy Watchdog EPIC Sues To Block Google’s New Privacy Policy

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has filed suit to block Google’s new unified privacy policy. They claim that the new policy violates a consent order issued in October of 2011 concerning Google’s short-lived Google Buzz social network. The order prevents Google from combining user data without consent. EPIC filed their suit against the Federal Trade Commission in federal court …

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Google Search Plus Your World May Draw FTC Complaint

EPIC, the Electronic Privacy Information Center, is reportedly considering filing a complaint with the United States Federal Trade Commission over Google’s new “Search Plus Your World” features. In an interview with the LA Times, EPIC’s executive director Marc Rotenberg said the group may file a complaint. The group has done so in the past, with regards to Google’s inclusion of …

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Facebook Timeline Violates FTC Settlement, Says One Privacy Group

Does Facebook have some more FTC trouble on the horizon? If one privacy organization gets its way, Facebook’s shift the the Timeline will be anything other than frictionless. The Electronic Privacy Information Center, or EPIC (yeah, EPIC), has sent a letter to the FTC asking that they look into Facebook’s new Timeline feature and whether or not it violates the …

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Watchdog Group Calls For Stronger Online Child Privacy Law

The Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing today about issues surrounding the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and if it should be updated to address online data collection practices, social networks, and the mobile web.

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Google Getting Wrong Kind Of Buzz

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.

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Privacy Group Files FTC Complaint About Facebook

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.

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