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Google Privacy Director Alma Whitten Resigns

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Alma Whitten will leave the search giant after 10 years. Whitten ascended to the position of privacy director in the wake of the furore created by revelations that Google had been collecting private Wi-Fi data via its fleet of Street View cars. Alma Whitten will leave the search giant after 10 years. Whitten ascended to the position of privacy director in the wake of the furore created by revelations that Google had been collecting private Wi-Fi data via its fleet of Street View cars. 0 Comments

Google Glass Ban Gets Bar Big Publicity

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A "dive bar" in Seattle has banned the augmented reality spectacles to preserve privacy. The bar's owner responded to angry Facebook commenters, arguing that the original post was "mostly humorous" and told them to "get a sense of humor". A "dive bar" in Seattle has banned the augmented reality spectacles to preserve privacy. The bar's owner responded to angry Facebook commenters, arguing that the original post was "mostly humorous" and told them to "get a sense of humor". 0 Comments

Microsoft to Safari Users: Google Tracked You, So Try Bing

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Microsoft has added a 'Privacy Protection' page to its Bing website, where it reminds anyone who will listen that earlier this year Google was fined $22.5 million by the FTC. Google was tracking Safari users through what it called a mistake. Microsoft has added a 'Privacy Protection' page to its Bing website, where it reminds anyone who will listen that earlier this year Google was fined $22.5 million by the FTC. Google was tracking Safari users through what it called a mistake. 0 Comments

Google Hiring Privacy Red Team

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Google has begun hiring for a crack team of data experts – code named Red Team – to help resolve privacy complaints, following the $22.5 million fine it had to pay the Federal Trade Commission after issues relating to the Safari browser. Google has begun hiring for a crack team of data experts – code named Red Team – to help resolve privacy complaints, following the $22.5 million fine it had to pay the Federal Trade Commission after issues relating to the Safari browser. 0 Comments

Sen. Schumer Opposes Google Using 'Military-Grade Spy Planes' for Mapping

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Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., has voiced his concern with Google's new 3D maps, warning that they could infringe upon the public's privacy. In a letter, Schumer asks Google CEO Larry Page to rethink their implementation of new 3D mapping technology. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., has voiced his concern with Google's new 3D maps, warning that they could infringe upon the public's privacy. In a letter, Schumer asks Google CEO Larry Page to rethink their implementation of new 3D mapping technology. 0 Comments

Switzerland Relaxes Rules for Google Street View

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A Swiss court has relaxed the privacy and anonymization requirements being placed on Google's Street View service. Google won't need to guarantee 100 percent accuracy when blurring out the faces of individuals who appear in Street View images. A Swiss court has relaxed the privacy and anonymization requirements being placed on Google's Street View service. Google won't need to guarantee 100 percent accuracy when blurring out the faces of individuals who appear in Street View images. 0 Comments

New Google Privacy Policy Changes Now in Effect

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Google yesterday moved forward with its planned changes to its privacy policies despite some objections from consumer groups, European regulators, and 36 U.S. attorney general concerned the changes don't conform to data protection rules. Google yesterday moved forward with its planned changes to its privacy policies despite some objections from consumer groups, European regulators, and 36 U.S. attorney general concerned the changes don't conform to data protection rules. 0 Comments

Google Users Dislike Personalized Search Results [Survey]

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Should Google’s search results be personalized based on past searches and information from social networking sites? Forty-five percent of respondents to a recent Google search survey said no, compared to 15.5 percent who said yes. Should Google’s search results be personalized based on past searches and information from social networking sites? Forty-five percent of respondents to a recent Google search survey said no, compared to 15.5 percent who said yes. 0 Comments

Google to Appeal Italian Privacy Ruling and Jail-Time Sentence

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Google is set to appeal the conviction of three Google execs. The conviction, which includes jail time, is for privacy violations involved in allowing Google Video content to be posted. Google will appeal the ruling as soon as January. Google is set to appeal the conviction of three Google execs. The conviction, which includes jail time, is for privacy violations involved in allowing Google Video content to be posted. Google will appeal the ruling as soon as January. 0 Comments