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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+ …

Google Answers Half Of France’s Questions About Privacy Google Answers Half Of France’s Questions About Privacy
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Google sent a letter to Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, President of CNIL (Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés), the French administrative authority that monitors how companies collect and store personal data of users, in response to a letter and questionnaire the …

Privacy Discussed At Google Events Privacy Discussed At Google Events

Google has a new YouTube channel up for videos from its Big Tent events. It’s separated into categories like Freedom of Expression, Privacy, Digital Literacy, etc. We put together the freedom of expression videos into one post here. Following are …

Google Faces Class-Action Suit: Violation of Privacy Google Faces Class-Action Suit: Violation of Privacy
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Yes, more complaints over Google’s new privacy policy. This time they come from consumers in New York and California who claim the new policy directly violates the old policy which claims it will not share information from one service with …

Google Patents Background Noise: No Privacy! Google Patents Background Noise: No Privacy!
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High-tech device users beware! Google has just patented the technology to filter sound, humidity, temperature, and various other factors from sensors on our devices to analyze and send us more relevant advertising. Google says it will respect our privacy with …

Google’s New Privacy Policy: A Rundown Google’s New Privacy Policy: A Rundown
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Unless you’ve been avoiding the internet completely for the last month or so you probably know that Google’s new privacy policy goes into effect today. We’ve been covering this story since Google first announced the changes near the end of …

Google’s New Privacy Policy: Are You Freaked Out? Google’s New Privacy Policy: Are You Freaked Out?
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We’ve known for a while that Google was consolidating its privacy policies into one main one (with a few product exceptions), and today is the day that this goes into effect. What it all boils down to is that Google …

Google Alternatives: How To Pull Yourself Out Of That G-hole Google Alternatives: How To Pull Yourself Out Of That G-hole
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Today’s the day, Googlers: that dreaded and disputed Privacy Policy goes into effect as of today. If you’re one of the Google users wary of what the new policy is going to do to you and your privacy, it might …

New Google Privacy Policy Has Japan Concerned New Google Privacy Policy Has Japan Concerned

Everybody is getting so worked up over the new Google privacy policy that’s going live today. First it was the European Union and the FTC who came out against it and now it seems that Japan doesn’t like it that …

Google’s New Privacy Policy: Take Control Of How Your Data Is Shared Google’s New Privacy Policy: Take Control Of How Your Data Is Shared
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As you’re probably well aware, today (March 1st) marks go-time for Google’s new, all-inclusive privacy policy. Basically, Google has taken dozens of policies across dozens of Google services and combined them into one, overarching policy. The big change in how …

Google Refuses to Delay Imposed Privacy Policy Google Refuses to Delay Imposed Privacy Policy

European Union Justice Commissioner Vivian Reding spoke this morning about the new Google privacy policy and its impact on European consumers in regard to existing privacy protections and guidelines: “The authorities of the data controllers in Europe have asked their …

Google Privacy Policy Change: FairSearch Consultant Sends Letter To Attorneys General Expressing Concerns Google Privacy Policy Change: FairSearch Consultant Sends Letter To Attorneys General Expressing Concerns
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Patrick Lynch, past president of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) and consultant to the FairSearch Coalition, sent a letter to all U.S. Attorneys General expressing concerns about Google’s new privacy policy that goes into effect today. FairSearch sent …

Google Privacy Policy – Twitter Reacts Google Privacy Policy – Twitter Reacts
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Those Google Privacy Policy changes that you’ve been seeing pop-ups about for weeks (“This stuff matters”) goes into effect today. The changes have a lot of people, including governments, up in arms concerning their legality. Despite the uproar, Google has …

Google Blogs About New Privacy Policy Google Blogs About New Privacy Policy
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Today Google stated that its new privacy policy will afford the same experience users are familiar with, along with the same controls. According to their official blog, Google also states that they’ve undertaken their largest ever user-education program, to help …

Google’s Susan Wojcicki Gives Keynote At SMX West Google’s Susan Wojcicki Gives Keynote At SMX West

Susan Wojcicki, Google’s Senior Vice President for Advertising, gave the keynote address today at the annual Search Marketing Expo (SMX) West in San Jose, California. During the address, which was moderated by Danny Sullivan of Search Engine Land, Wojcicki discussed …

FTC Calls Google’s New Privacy Policy Brutal FTC Calls Google’s New Privacy Policy Brutal
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Google’s new privacy policy goes into effect on March 1st, and watchdog groups like EPIC have been trying to prompt the Federal Trade Commission to take a deeper look into all the changes. Still, the FTC is allowing Google to …

EPIC Files Emergency Appeal Against Google EPIC Files Emergency Appeal Against Google

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a consumer watchdog group, has just appealed a court ruling in a Google privacy case, in which they’d asked that the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Google’s latest privacy policy changes. On February 18th, …

“Do Not Track” Button Really Doesn’t Keep Companies From Tracking You “Do Not Track” Button Really Doesn’t Keep Companies From Tracking You
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Remember how awesome it was last week when Google finally gave internet privacy a +1 and agreed to implement a “Do Not Track” button on Chrome? Remember how even awesomer it was when other companies like Yahoo! and AOL agreed …

The Google Strikes Back: Taps Veteran Lobbyist To Counter Recent Political Scrutiny The Google Strikes Back: Taps Veteran Lobbyist To Counter Recent Political Scrutiny

Google seems to be accepting the realization that when you’re as big as they are, you draw a lot of legal scrutiny when you start tampering with people’s privacy. Perhaps in anticipation of more trouble to come, or to preclude …

Google Privacy Policy: State Attorneys General See Privacy Risk Google Privacy Policy: State Attorneys General See Privacy Risk

The continuing saga of Google’s new unified privacy policy has taken an interesting turn today as the attorneys general (or other ranking legal officials) from 36 US states and territories posted a letter to Google CEO Larry Page to express …

Safari User Sues Google Over Tracking Debacle 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 …