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Microsoft Snipes (Only) at Google Over Browser Settings Circumvention Controversy

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Microsoft accused Google of circumventing Internet Explorer user settings in a blog post Monday but forgot to mention this information was released two days ago and also named Facebook as a culprit. Google quickly sent out a rebuttal. Microsoft accused Google of circumventing Internet Explorer user settings in a blog post Monday but forgot to mention this information was released two days ago and also named Facebook as a culprit. Google quickly sent out a rebuttal. 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

Real Names: Google+, Government & The Identity Ecosystem

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Why is Google motivated to take such a hard line on identifying people by their real name on Google+? The simple answer, perhaps, is that Google and the government both want to make the Internet more about accountability, rather than anonymity. Why is Google motivated to take such a hard line on identifying people by their real name on Google+? The simple answer, perhaps, is that Google and the government both want to make the Internet more about accountability, rather than anonymity. 0 Comments