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Microsoft: Google Bypasses Privacy Settings On Internet Explorer Microsoft: Google Bypasses Privacy Settings On Internet Explorer
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Lately you have to imagine that Larry Page and the rest of the Google leadership wake up every morning and, before the grogginess of the morning has even flaked off, make a wish that there will be no more privacy …

Congress Gets Involved In Google’s Latest Privacy Scandal Congress Gets Involved In Google’s Latest Privacy Scandal

Google made news in a big way last week with the revelation that they had engineered an exploit that circumvented privacy settings in Safari (desktop and iOS versions) in order to allow their ads to set tracking cookies on users’ …

FTC Responds To EPIC Google Privacy Suit FTC Responds To EPIC Google Privacy Suit
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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, …

Google Exploited Loophole To Track Safari Users’ Browsing Habits Google Exploited Loophole To Track Safari Users’ Browsing Habits
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Google has made plenty of news lately over concerns with how they handle user privacy. Now it looks like they may have been circumventing privacy settings in Apple’s Safari browser – on computers and iOS devices alike – in order …

Google’s New Privacy Policy: Danny Sullivan Provides Insight Google’s New Privacy Policy: Danny Sullivan Provides Insight
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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.”

EPIC Google Privacy Suit Gets Expedited 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 …

Google Responds To EPIC Lawsuit Google Responds To EPIC Lawsuit
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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 …

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

Google Privacy Changes: Google Won’t Pause Rollout For EU / CNIL Google Privacy Changes: Google Won’t Pause Rollout For EU / CNIL
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This week, the European Union and France’s National Commission for Computing and Civil Liberties (CNIL) asked Google to pause the rollout of its new privacy policy changes. The reason? To provide time for the EU’s Article 29 Working Party, which …

French Regulator Asks Google To Delay Privacy Changes French Regulator Asks Google To Delay Privacy Changes

Google made news last week when they announced a new unified privacy policy for all their services. Although the new privacy policy is far simpler and more straightforward than the various policies Google had in place for their various services …

Gmail Man Is Back: Microsoft’s Ad Slams Google Privacy Practices Gmail Man Is Back: Microsoft’s Ad Slams Google Privacy Practices
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Last summer, a video leaked to YouTube called Gmail Man (actually, O365 MGX Copy at the time). In the video, the “Gmail Man” was actually a mailman that walked around reading people’s mail. He would then confront the people with …

Google’s Privacy Change: Much Ado About Nothing? Google’s Privacy Change: Much Ado About Nothing?

Are you tired of paying for Google’s services, even after they announce a major overhaul of their privacy policy? Oh, wait. You don’t actually pay anything to use Google. So much for that. Perhaps opting out is too difficult a …

New Microsoft Ad Campaign: Google Doesn’t Put People First New Microsoft Ad Campaign: Google Doesn’t Put People First
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Microsoft is looking to capitalize on some anti-Google sentiment currently floating around out there with an ad campaign that suggests that they put people first, and Google doesn’t. Of course, Microsoft is doing this now in response to concerns raised …

Google Privacy Update: Company Shares Letter To Congress Google Privacy Update: Company Shares Letter To Congress
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Google posted to its Public Policy blog this morning to emphasize the point that they are changing their privacy policies, not their privacy controls, and to share a letter the company wrote to members of congress. Specific members include: Cliff …

Google Privacy Changes: Notifications Now Appearing Upon Log-In Google Privacy Changes: Notifications Now Appearing Upon Log-In
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Google really wants to make sure you know about the new changes to its privacy policy. They’ve been sending emails to people with Google accounts. Earlier we reported on emails they’re sending to Google Apps admins. There’s a blurb about …

Google Privacy Changes: Google Apps Admins, Users Get Notified Google Privacy Changes: Google Apps Admins, Users Get Notified

Google Apps users and admins have now been getting emails about Google’s highly publicized new privacy policy changes. Users are getting the same email that other Gmail users have been receiving throughout the past week. Admins are getting a different …

Google’s Privacy Approach With Danny Sullivan and NPR Google’s Privacy Approach With Danny Sullivan and NPR
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Google’s new privacy policy has been the topic of some discussion — although, perhaps not as much as expected — as their new multi-platform approach resulted in the creation of one privacy policy to rule them all, much like Sauron’s …

Google Privacy: “The Real Story” Google Privacy: “The Real Story”
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I don’t think there’s really any new information here, but Google has put up a post on its Public Policy blog called “Setting the record straight about our privacy policy changes” aiming to “clear up some of the misconceptions” about …

Google+ Safety Enhancements For Teens Announced Google+ Safety Enhancements For Teens Announced
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Google’s Bradley Horowitz, VP Product on Google+, announced on Google+ that the company is launching some enhancements designed to keep teens safe on Google+. Given the company’s new privacy policy consolidation, I guess that means keeping teens safe using Google …

Google Privacy Search Marks Google Relevancy Fail Google Privacy Search Marks Google Relevancy Fail
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While researching an article I wrote this morning about Google’s privacy changes and their implications, I couldn’t help but notice a huge fail on Google’s part in terms of relevancy. It seemed worth sharing. You would think a search for …