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Yelp Trends Reveals What's Hot or Not Locally, But Beware of Unreliable Data

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Yelp Trends works like any search engine, except you can compare multiple search terms in the context of one city. Reviews are from 98 cities in 20 countries, so there is a wealth of information to play with, but how much of that data is viable? To power Trends, Yelp draws upon data it has accumulated from user reviews over the past 10 years. But how much of that data is viable? 0 Comments

Facebook Claims Site Scraper Responsible for Leak of 1 Million User Emails

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Facebook claims a site scraper was responsible for selling a list of 1 million user login emails, though many of the emails are unpublished on Facebook. Already, user identities are being reconstructed. Facebook claims a site scraper was responsible for selling a list of 1 million user login emails, though many of the emails are unpublished on Facebook. Already, user identities are being reconstructed. 0 Comments

FTC Finalizes Settlement of Google Buzz Privacy Issues

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The FTC has approved its settlement with Google that addresses improper privacy disclosure during the release of Buzz. The settlement mandates additional privacy procedures, including third-party privacy audits every other year for the next 20 years. The FTC has approved its settlement with Google that addresses improper privacy disclosure during the release of Buzz. The settlement mandates additional privacy procedures, including third-party privacy audits every other year for the next 20 years. 0 Comments

Google Transparency Report Now Shows User Data Requests

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The Google Transparency Report has been updated to include data on Government requests for user information. The new version gives both updated data for the first half of 2011 and adds the details on user data requests. The Google Transparency Report has been updated to include data on Government requests for user information. The new version gives both updated data for the first half of 2011 and adds the details on user data requests. 0 Comments