All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google Privacy’

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 nine videos from the Big Tent events specifically discussing privacy, which is certainly a hot button issue on the web …

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Google Faces Class-Action Suit: Violation of Privacy

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 another, Google owned or not. Both plaintiffs bring a class-action suit against the technology representing all users holding accounts from …

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Google Patents Background Noise: No Privacy!

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 the new technology, but I think we should evaluate what is truly implied with these patents. Number one, this confirms …

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Google’s New Privacy Policy: A Rundown

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 January. The changes have caused all sorts of controversy and drawn a lot of attention that Google would probably have …

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Google’s New Privacy Policy: Are You Freaked Out?

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 can share the data it has about you from Google service to Google service. It’s not sharing anything new with …

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Google Alternatives: How To Pull Yourself Out Of That G-hole

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 be worth considering de-Googling your life; maybe not a wholesale liquidation of Google from your life, but enough to ensure …

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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 much either. The Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications posted a notification to Google yesterday in regards to its …

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Google’s New Privacy Policy: Take Control Of How Your Data Is Shared

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 is going to use your information comes in the form of personalization across multiple services. Google has already been …

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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 French counterparts to analyse the new policies and they have come to the conclusion that they are deeply concerned and …

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Google Privacy Policy Change: FairSearch Consultant Sends Letter To Attorneys General Expressing Concerns

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 us a copy of the letter, which was sent on Feb. 28th. It’s no surprise that FairSearch is involved in …

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Google Privacy Policy – Twitter Reacts

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 pressed on, trying to explain away the fears as they went. Perhaps they are taking a page from Facebook’s playbook: …

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Google Blogs About New Privacy Policy

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 make sense of the new changes. >>> Check out WebProNews’ special page covering Google Privacy … updated live. Subscribe to …

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