All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Privacy’

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 to all potential advertisers just yet. They’re currently only testing in the U.S. “We want to help advertisers better understand …

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Tim Cook Promises That 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 is, Apple CEO Tim Cook has written a letter to Apple users assuring them that their privacy is at the …

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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 with parental consent. This apparently went on from 2009 to 2013. Yelp paid a reported $450,000 fine. According to ComputerWorld, …

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LinkedIn Announces New Security And Privacy Control 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, and changes to account security emails. The company says it wants users to be aware of their settings and make …

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Telegraph, Like Wikipedia, 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 articles. So here’s an example of not only why the law is inherently flawed, but also of how much time …

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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 Center for Missing and Exploited Children about the illegal images, which officials subsequently found in the man’s OneDrive account. This …

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Google Doesn’t Watch for Most Criminal Activity in Your Email, Just Child Porn

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 (and serve you ads, of course). You probably heard that a Texas man was arrested and charged with possession of …

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Google On Complexity Of ‘Right To Be Forgotten’

As previously reported, Google (as well as Microsoft and Yahoo) attended a meeting last week with EU regulators to discuss the “right to be forgotten” ruling and the search engines’ approach to handling it. Each of the companies was given a questionnaire (via The New York Times), asking about various aspects of their practices related to complying with the ruling. …

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Google Announces ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Tour 2014

Google has released a schedule for presentations from “experts” on the “right to be forgotten,” which will take place throughout the fall. Consider it Google’s Right to be Forgotten Tour 2014 (I hope there are t-shirts). The company recently announced the formation of its Advisory Council on the subject, which stems from a ruling by the Court of Justice of …

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Google Reportedly Reveals ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Stats

EU regulators had that meeting with the search engines about the “right to be forgotten” ordeal on Thursday, and Google did indeed participate. There had initially been some question regarding whether or not Google would be in attendance. The Wall Street Journal has a source apparently with direct knowledge of what was discussed in the meeting, and shares some stats …

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Google Faces Potential Fines, Criminal Charges In Italy [Report]

Google continues to walk down a rocky road in Europe as it now faces fines and potential criminal charges if it does not meed requirements set by regulators in Italy. The company has been dealing with numerous regulatory issues throughout the continent. In addition to a lengthy antitrust probe, Germany mulling regulating the company like a utility, and that whole …

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Netflix Toys Around With Private Viewing

Netflix is reportedly testing a new feature that would enable users to hide the titles they’ve been watching for fear of embarrassment. Janko Roettgers at GigaOm shares this statement from Netflix’s Cliff Edwards: “At Netflix we continuously test new things. In this case, we are testing a feature in which a user watching a movie or TV show can choose …

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