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Does Duplicate Content From Terms & Conditions Affect Google Rankings?

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Webmasters have long been told to never create duplicate content. But what about necessary duplicate content, such as privacy policies and other required legalese that websites are required to carry? Google's Matt Cutts says don't stress about it. Webmasters have long been told to never create duplicate content. But what about necessary duplicate content, such as privacy policies and other required legalese that websites are required to carry? Google's Matt Cutts says don't stress about it. 0 Comments

Google Faces £500,000 Fine if Privacy Policy Isn't Changed by Sept. 20

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Google appears unmoved by the threat of a potential fine of £500,000 from the Information Commissioner's Office after it was told that it needs to update its privacy policies. The data watchdog says Google’s policies aren't in line with UK law. Google appears unmoved by the threat of a potential fine of £500,000 from the Information Commissioner's Office after it was told that it needs to update its privacy policies. The data watchdog says Google’s policies aren't in line with UK law. 0 Comments

DuckDuckGo Sees Record Traffic After NSA PRISM Scandal

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Since the PRISM news broke, nearly every day has been a record search day for DuckDuckGo, including Monday, June 17, where it broke 3 million searches for the first time. That is nearly double its pre-PRISM daily search totals. Since the PRISM news broke, nearly every day has been a record search day for DuckDuckGo, including Monday, June 17, where it broke 3 million searches for the first time. That is nearly double its pre-PRISM daily search totals. 0 Comments

Is Google's Unified Privacy Policy Illegal in Europe?

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Google's revised privacy policy is under investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and five other European agencies. The search giant has so far refused to take any action to appease privacy and data protection concerns. Google's revised privacy policy is under investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and five other European agencies. The search giant has so far refused to take any action to appease privacy and data protection concerns. 0 Comments

Google Account Activity Offers Monthly Reports of Your Google Usage

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Users who sign up to Google's new Account Activity tool will get monthly reports on the number of emails sent and received to their Gmail accounts, the number of searches they conduct, and even the most frequent queries they have submitted. Users who sign up to Google's new Account Activity tool will get monthly reports on the number of emails sent and received to their Gmail accounts, the number of searches they conduct, and even the most frequent queries they have submitted. 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

FTC on Mobile Apps: Will Android, Apple Please Think of the Children?

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The Federal Trade Commission has released the results of a report complaining that mobile applications for children lack privacy policies and disclosure. Apps specifically marketed to children were evaluated in the App Store and Android Marketplace. The Federal Trade Commission has released the results of a report complaining that mobile applications for children lack privacy policies and disclosure. Apps specifically marketed to children were evaluated in the App Store and Android Marketplace. 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