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Google Enabled Advertisers To Target Users Based On Sensitive Health Info

Google Enabled Advertisers To Target Users Based On Sensitive Health Info

By Chris Crum January 21, 2014 | 2 Comments

Google has agreed to take steps to stop “privacy-intrusive” ads related to information about users’ health, according to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner or Canada, which investigated claims from a man with sleep apnea that Google ads for related …

Google Argues Over Gmail Privacy In Court Google Argues Over Gmail Privacy In Court
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Remember that decade when people were using Gmail, and not caring about Google algorithmically scanning messages and delivering ads based on them? It recently ended when Microsoft launched a campaign to promote its competing webmail product and trying to scare …

Google Tries To Sell Government On Glass Privacy Google Tries To Sell Government On Glass Privacy
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Back in May, the bipartisan congressional Privacy Caucus sent an open letter to Google CEO Larry Page asking for clarification on Google Glass and the privacy issues that come with the device. In early June, Google VP, Public Policy and …

France Says It WIll Fine Google Over Privacy Policy France Says It WIll Fine Google Over Privacy Policy

Early last year, Google implemented a new privacy policy, which involved consolidating the policies of many of its various products into one main one to span its various offerings, effectively making Google itself a more unified experience. The policy change, …

Europe Still Worrying About Google Privacy Policy Europe Still Worrying About Google Privacy Policy

France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands have launched investigations into Google’s privacy practices after the company elected not to make changes following requests from these countries. Google faces possible fines and other action, depending on how …

CNIL: Google To Soon Be 'Called Upon' CNIL: Google To Soon Be 'Called Upon'

Earlier this month, French privacy watchdog CNIL was pressing Google on privacy changes again, putting out a statement saying it was determined to act and pursue investigations. At the time, Google shared the following statement (via TechCrunch): “Our privacy policy …

CNIL Speaks Out Against Google Privacy Policy Again CNIL Speaks Out Against Google Privacy Policy Again
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French privacy watchdog CNIL is press Google on privacy changes again, several months after it called on the company to give users more control. As you may know, Google consolidated a slew of its various privacy policies last year into …

How Google Is Protecting Your Data From Governments How Google Is Protecting Your Data From Governments
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With today being Data Privacy Day, Google took to several of its blogs to outline three initiatives it says it is focused on, related to privacy as it pertains to protection of consumers’ information and government requests. The company will …

Report: Google Sued Again Over Google Buzz Privacy Report: Google Sued Again Over Google Buzz Privacy
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MediaPost is reporting that three Gmail users filed a lawsuit against Google this week in relation to privacy violations from the Google Buzz launch. Google Buzz, in case your memory of Internet happenings doesn’t extend that far back, was an …

Europe Isn't Satisfied With Google's Privacy Policy Europe Isn't Satisfied With Google's Privacy Policy
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As expected, the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique (CNIL), France’s data protection authority announced today that it, along with numerous other European data protection agencies, finds Google’s privacy policy changes (made earlier this year) unsatisfactory. The authorities say that Google does …

EU Will Tell Google To "Unravel" Its Privacy Policy EU Will Tell Google To "Unravel" Its Privacy Policy

According to a report from the Guardian out today, Google will be told on Tuesday to “unravel” the changes it made to its European privacy policy earlier this year. As you may know, the company launched a major privacy policy …

Report Says EU Not Keen On Google Privacy Policy Report Says EU Not Keen On Google Privacy Policy
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This year, Google changed its privacy policies, consolidating policies for various products into a more unified policy encompassing most Google products. This was announced back in January, and was implemented in March. Google faced a fair amount of criticism over …

Google To Get Biggest Fine In FTC History? Google To Get Biggest Fine In FTC History?
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It looks like Google is about to pay the biggest fine ever to be issued to a company (at least one company) by the FTC. That is if a Wall Street Journal report is correct. The publication is citing officials …

Where Else Should Google Use Its Knowledge Graph? Where Else Should Google Use Its Knowledge Graph?

Google revealed its Knowledge Graph this week, as a way to deliver better search results based on data, with less reliance on keywords. It’s still in the process of rolling out. It’s possible that we may see the Knowledge Graph …

Google Will Meet With French Regulators Next Week Google Will Meet With French Regulators Next Week

France is heading up an investigation of Google’s new privacy policy and they represent all of Europe’s 27 union states with their inquiry. Google has agreed to meet with them next week to answer questions about the newly implemented policy. …

Google Revisits Global Network Initiative Google Revisits Global Network Initiative

Back in 2008, Google first got on board with the Global Network Initiative, and now the search giant’s Public Policy Blog has just

The New Google+ Is Only The Beginning The New Google+ Is Only The Beginning
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Google launched a big redesign of Google+ on Wednesday. It’s in the process of rolling it out over the next few days. A Google spokesperson tells WebProNews, “The new version of Google+ will gradually start rolling out to all Google+ …