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Facebook Settles Privacy Lawsuit, Buys Facial Recognition Company Face.com

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Facebook has been ordered to pay $10 million to charity to settle a U.S. lawsuit over Sponsored Stories for using images of users without compensation or offering an opt out. Facebook has also acquired facial recognition software company Face.com. Facebook has been ordered to pay $10 million to charity to settle a U.S. lawsuit over Sponsored Stories for using images of users without compensation or offering an opt out. Facebook has also acquired facial recognition software company Face.com. 0 Comments

Google NSA Relationship Secrecy Continues Despite Courts Efforts

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Google and the National Security Agency's possibly secret relationship will remain secret. The Federal Appeals Court has upheld the NSA's decision not to release information confirming or denying if they have a relationship with Google. Google and the National Security Agency's possibly secret relationship will remain secret. The Federal Appeals Court has upheld the NSA's decision not to release information confirming or denying if they have a relationship with Google. 0 Comments

Google Blames FCC for Street View Investigation Delays

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Google today filed a 17-page response to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), accusing the government agency of causing delays that slowed down the Street View Wi-Fi data grab investigation and resulted in Google paying a $25,000 fine. Google today filed a 17-page response to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), accusing the government agency of causing delays that slowed down the Street View Wi-Fi data grab investigation and resulted in Google paying a $25,000 fine. 0 Comments

Congressman, EPIC Push for Larger Google Street View Investigation

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Not content with Google's $25,000 fine for obstructing a Federal Communications Commission Wi-Fi data collection investigation, a U.S. lawmaker and the Electronic Privacy Information Center are calling for further investigations of Google. Not content with Google's $25,000 fine for obstructing a Federal Communications Commission Wi-Fi data collection investigation, a U.S. lawmaker and the Electronic Privacy Information Center are calling for further investigations of Google. 0 Comments

Last Ditch Efforts to Halt New Google Privacy Policy

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Even as users remain ignorantly blissful, last-ditch efforts continue to prevent Google’s new privacy policy from being implemented this Thursday, March 1. French regulators call the policy unlawful while privacy group EPIC continues its fight. Even as users remain ignorantly blissful, last-ditch efforts continue to prevent Google’s new privacy policy from being implemented this Thursday, March 1. French regulators call the policy unlawful while privacy group EPIC continues its fight. 0 Comments

Privacy Group Sues FTC to Stop New Google Privacy Policy

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The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is suing the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in the hopes of stopping the new Google privacy policy, which is set to become effective March 1. The complaint was filed today in federal district court. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is suing the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in the hopes of stopping the new Google privacy policy, which is set to become effective March 1. The complaint was filed today in federal district court. 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

The Google/Microsoft Comparison: Industry Reaction to Antitrust Debate

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We reached out to search engines and marketers for their thoughts on Google Search Plus Your World, particularly on whether Google may be paving their own way to an FTC antitrust investigation. Also, are the Google/Microsoft comparisons fair? We reached out to search engines and marketers for their thoughts on Google Search Plus Your World, particularly on whether Google may be paving their own way to an FTC antitrust investigation. Also, are the Google/Microsoft comparisons fair? 0 Comments

Facebook Fixes Cookie Issues as Lawmakers Urge FTC Privacy Probe

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Reports that Facebook cookies were left in-tact after logout have lawmakers gunning for the social network. The tracking issue has since been fixed, but select data is still tracked and a patent indicates that all this tracking may be intentional. Reports that Facebook cookies were left in-tact after logout have lawmakers gunning for the social network. The tracking issue has since been fixed, but select data is still tracked and a patent indicates that all this tracking may be intentional. 0 Comments

Privacy Regulators See Red Over Facebook Facial Recognition

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Facebook is coming under attack from European Union regulators questioning its intrusion in to users' privacy. Facebook gave information to the EU shortly after the investigation started and may face a challenge in the United States too. Facebook is coming under attack from European Union regulators questioning its intrusion in to users' privacy. Facebook gave information to the EU shortly after the investigation started and may face a challenge in the United States too. 0 Comments