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Google, Twitter, LinkedIn Earn Top Ratings on Data Privacy

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation's annual Who Has Your Back? report lauds a number of major companies for their efforts to help preserve user privacy and report to the public the extent of their cooperation with government groups. The Electronic Frontier Foundation's annual Who Has Your Back? report lauds a number of major companies for their efforts to help preserve user privacy and report to the public the extent of their cooperation with government groups. 0 Comments

Google Challenges U.S. National Security Letter in Court

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Google is fighting a National Security Letter (NSL) issued by the U.S. government. A court filings revealed Google's opposition to handing over users' data. Google is one of the first communications companies to fight an NSL, according to the EFF. Google is fighting a National Security Letter (NSL) issued by the U.S. government. A court filings revealed Google's opposition to handing over users' data. Google is one of the first communications companies to fight an NSL, according to the EFF. 0 Comments

Google Accused of Tracking Safari Users

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A report says Google was ignoring settings on Safari intended to block tracking tools. Google platforms were reportedly able to log user activity on both the OS X and iOS versions of the browser. Google says the report "mischaracterizes" the issue. A report says Google was ignoring settings on Safari intended to block tracking tools. Google platforms were reportedly able to log user activity on both the OS X and iOS versions of the browser. Google says the report "mischaracterizes" the issue. 0 Comments

New Gmail, YouTube, Blogger Users Join Google+ by Default

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In another move designed to get Google product users into their identity provider program, Google now requires all new Google account users, including those signing up for GMail and YouTube, to register a Google+ account. In another move designed to get Google product users into their identity provider program, Google now requires all new Google account users, including those signing up for GMail and YouTube, to register a Google+ account. 0 Comments

Google Desktop Fears Overblown?

Consumer watchdogs including the Electronic Frontier Foundation are urging a boycott of Google's new Desktop Search program, citing privacy concerns. Is it really too risky to use the program? Consumer watchdogs including the Electronic Frontier Foundation are urging a boycott of Google's new Desktop Search program, citing privacy concerns. Is it really too risky to use the program? 0 Comments

Are You Wanted by the Recording Industry?

Concerned that information about your file-sharing user name may have been subpoenaed by the Recording Industry Association of America? Check this database to see if you're a potential target. Concerned that information about your file-sharing user name may have been subpoenaed by the Recording Industry Association of America? Check this database to see if you're a potential target. 0 Comments

Search Engines and Legal Issues, Continued

Is copying a web page 'fair use'? How many of your competitors' keywords or trademarks can you legally use on a web page? Recent court cases provided answers. Is copying a web page 'fair use'? How many of your competitors' keywords or trademarks can you legally use on a web page? Recent court cases provided answers. 0 Comments

Google Makes Scientology Infringement Demand Public

Google has made public the letter it received from lawyers demanding it remove Scientology related content from its search engine, complete with a list of allegedly infringing URLs. Google has made public the letter it received from lawyers demanding it remove Scientology related content from its search engine, complete with a list of allegedly infringing URLs. 0 Comments

The 404 Effects of 9/11

Watchdog groups are tracking web sites that have shut down or have removed content in the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks. Watchdog groups are tracking web sites that have shut down or have removed content in the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks. 0 Comments

Netscape Smart Browsing Available, Debated

Netscape Communicator 4.5, which has much discussed "smart browsing" features to aid searchers, is now available for download as a beta release. Netscape Communicator 4.5, which has much discussed "smart browsing" features to aid searchers, is now available for download as a beta release. 0 Comments