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  1. Google, Twitter, LinkedIn Earn Top Ratings on Data Privacy

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is reporting that social networking and web service companies are making strides towards becoming more transparent with users. report, the online activist group lauded a number of major companies for their...

  2. Why & How Google Hands Over Users' Data to Governments

    Electronic Communications Privacy Act. Google has followed up last week's transparency report update – which revealed that government requests have risen by 70 percent over the last two years – with a little more information on how it deals with...

  3. Google Transparency Report Adds Details on Subpoenas, Search Warrants, Court Orders

    These are requests for user-identifying information, issued under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (“ECPA”), and are the easiest to get because they typically don’t involve judges.percent were through ECPA search warrants.

  4. Facebook-Datalogix Partnership to Track Offline Purchases by 100 Million+ Households

    However, privacy experts at the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and the Center for Digital Democracy (CDD) aren’t convinced; they’re already fired off a letter asking the FTC to investigate.

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

    In 2011, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) filed a complaint against Facebook with the FTC over their facial recognition capabilities. Some European companies have already raised concerns about Facebook’s autotagging practice, citing...

  6. Google NSA Relationship Secrecy Continues Despite Courts Efforts

    The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) wanted to know more about Google's relationship with NSA. The Federal Appeals Court has upheld the National Security Agency's decision not to release information confirming or denying if they have a...

  7. Google Blames FCC for Street View Investigation Delays

    Congressman Ed Markey and the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) have urged for a larger investigation into Google’s Street View data collection. Although Google appears to be clear of the Street View mess, the Federal Trade Commission is...

  8. Congressman, EPIC Push for Larger Google Street View Investigation

    Congressman and the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) are calling for further investigations of the search giant. Markey has spoken out against Google before, most recently opposing Google's new privacy policy.

  9. Last Ditch Efforts to Halt New Google Privacy Policy

    A federal court dismissed a lawsuit the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) brought against the U.S. Even as users remain ignorantly blissful, last-ditch efforts continue to prevent Google’s new privacy policy from being implemented this...

  10. Google, Microsoft, Yahoo Working With White House on Do No Track Browsing

    Fla.and two watchdog groups –  Consumer Watchdog and the Electronic Privacy Information Center – began pushing the FTC to investigate whether Google violated a privacy settlement the FTC signed with Google last year.

  11. Privacy Group Sues FTC to Stop New Google Privacy Policy

    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. EPIC alleges that the changes to Google’s privacy policies...

  12. SOPA, PIPA On Hold, But a New Threat on Horizon

    To voice your opposition against H.R.the Data Retention bill, visit the Electronic Freedom Foundation’s Don’t Let Congress Order Internet Companies to Spy on You page. The Next Threat to Online Privacy and Freedom - Data Retention

  13. New Gmail, YouTube, Blogger Users Join Google+ by Default

    Privacy advocates, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington, have voiced concerns over online user verification systems, including the risks of increased surveillance or...

  14. SOPA Explained: Why It’s Bad for the Web & How to #StopSOPA

    Still, said the Electronic Freedom Foundation, the Manager’s Amendment was no compromise. In their closing, the White House was clear that they plan to continue moving forward with anti-piracy legislation, saying, “Moving forward, we will continue...

  15. Google ‘Search Plus’ and Our Ever Decreasing Circles

    In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Centre (EPIC) “… said his group is considering filing a letter with the FTC. Earlier this week Google rolled out Search Plus Your...