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WikiLeaks Blasts Google For Giving FBI Personal Data, Delaying Notification

WikiLeaks Blasts Google For Giving FBI Personal Data, Delaying Notification

By Chris Crum January 26, 2015

Google reportedly delayed by two and a half years disclosure to WikiLeaks that it gave emails and other data from three of its staff to the FBI. This occurred after a federal judge issued a warrant. Michael Ratner of the …

Twitter Wants to Track Which Apps You Have Twitter Wants to Track Which Apps You Have

Twitter has just added a section to its security & privacy terms that explains how the company is about the start “collecting and occasionally updating the list of apps installed on your mobile device”. Re/code first spotted the updated page, …

Facebook Updates Terms And Privacy Policies Again Facebook Updates Terms And Privacy Policies Again

Facebook announced that it’s updating its terms of service, data policy, and cookies policy to reflect new features, as it also tries to improve its advertising experience. There aren’t any changes to settings, but the way Facebook explains things is …

Mozilla Puts Greater Emphasis On Privacy In Firefox Mozilla Puts Greater Emphasis On Privacy In Firefox

Mozilla is celebrating ten years of Firefox with a handful of announcements. We told you about the launch of Firefox Developer Edition, which it had previously teased, but that’s only part of the celebration. The regular Firefox browser is getting …

Facebook Says Government Data Requests Up 24% Facebook Says Government Data Requests Up 24%

It’s Election Day in the US, and Facebook is reminding everyone to vote with a giant banner at the top of the news feed which asks people to share the vote with friends. By the looks of my news feed, …

Lori Douglas Nude Photos Prompt Inquiry Against Her

Associate Chief Justice Lori Douglas is facing removal from her position due to an inquiry on nude images of her being posted on the Internet without her consent. On Tuesday, October 29, the Canadian Judicial Council’s independent counsel, Suzanne Cote, …

Facebook Wants the DEA to Stop Impersonating People Facebook Wants the DEA to Stop Impersonating People

Though the US Justice Department thinks the Drug Enforcement Agency has the right to impersonate people on Facebook for “law enforcement purposes”, Facebook sure would like them to stop. Facebook has sent a pointed letter to DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart …

Snapchat: Alleged Photo Hack Wasn't Our Fault Snapchat: Alleged Photo Hack Wasn't Our Fault

Photos taken and transmitted via Snapchat may or may not have leaked on Thursday, but if they did, Snapchat assures you that its servers were never breached and it’s the fault of unauthorized third-party apps. Early Friday, Business Insider reported …

Germany Wants Changes To Google’s Privacy Policy Germany Wants Changes To Google’s Privacy Policy

Google’s “new” privacy policy, which went into effect in 2012, continues to draw controversy and government attention, particularly in Europe. This week, the company was ordered by regulators in Germany to limit how it combines user data from its various …

LinkedIn Changes Terms of Service LinkedIn Changes Terms of Service

LinkedIn announced that it is making some changes to its Terms of Service on October 23rd. The company has rewritten its user agreement to make it easier to read and understand, and to better explain rights surrounding content. In short, …

Pinterest To Adjust Privacy Policy For Coming Ads Pinterest To Adjust Privacy Policy For Coming Ads

Pinterest said on Friday that it will make some updates to its privacy policy on October 19th in an effort to make its Promoted Pins more relevant to users. Promoted Pins are still in the testing phase, and aren’t available …

Tim Cook Promises Apple's Protecting Your Privacy Tim Cook Promises Apple's Protecting Your Privacy

Maybe it’s the NSA and the government’s now-public surveillance initiative. Maybe it’s because the company just introduced and new iOS and a new payment solution that requires people to put themselves out there. Maybe it’s Jennifer Lawrence nudes. Whatever it …

Yelp Pays FTC $450K After Child Privacy Violation Yelp Pays FTC $450K After Child Privacy Violation

Yelp reached a settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over the violation of child privacy law. The company had enabled kids under 13 (some even 9 and under reportedly) to sign up for its service, collecting their email addresses …

LinkedIn Announces New Security Tools LinkedIn Announces New Security Tools

LinkedIn announced that it is giving users access to three new tools to help them better control their account and data. This includes a way to see all the places you’re logged into your account, a new data export tool, …

Telegraph Keeps List Of Articles Forgotten By Google Telegraph Keeps List Of Articles Forgotten By Google

The “right to be forgotten” mess continues to get even messier. At least one newspaper is actually removing articles that have been removed from Google because of the law, from its own site, while also writing articles about removing such …

Microsoft Is Scanning Email for Child Porn Too Microsoft Is Scanning Email for Child Porn Too

Google’s not the only one automatically scanning your communications for traces of child porn. A Pennsylvania man has been arrested after he attempted to send child porn via a live.com email address. The arrest came after Microsoft tipped the National …

Google Only Watches for Child Porn in Your Email Google Only Watches for Child Porn in Your Email

Feel free to sell someone some drugs or plan a burglary (Google’s own words) with your Gmail – Google isn’t looking for that kind of criminal activity. Yes, Google is scanning your email, but it’s only to spot child porn …