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  1. 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.

  2. Facebook Settles Privacy Lawsuit, Buys Facial Recognition Company

    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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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.

  6. 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. Google has collected the same data for years, and has given itself the ability to combine information with other Google services in its...

  7. 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.

  8. 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...

  9. Facebook Nears Google Buzz-Like Privacy Settlement with FTC

    In response to this choice, concerned Facebook users teamed with the Electronic Privacy Information Center to file a complaint with the FTC. The settlement comes in response to concerns over Facebook’s privacy controls, and would mandate both new...

  10. As Twitter Hits New Milestone, CEO Talks Google, Search, Apple, IPO, Privacy

    The four accounts in question were related to a WikiLeaks investigation, with the court order obtained under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, which prevents the company from notifying the user that their account has been investigated.

  11. Facebook Fixes Cookie Issues as Lawmakers Urge FTC Privacy Probe

    UPDATE: The Electronic Privacy Information Center is also calling for a Facebook FTC investigation, according to the Los Angeles Times. Privacy concerns were also front and center last week following Facebook's f8 conference, when the introduction...

  12. FCC Targets Google Over Wi-Fi Data Collection

    The FCC confirmed the investigation began earlier this year after privacy advocacy group Electronic Privacy Information Center sent a complaint in May. If Google is found to have intentionally violated laws to prevent electronic eavesdropping, the...

  13. Google And The Big Brother Nomination

    Rather than dismiss Brandt as paranoid, it's important to note he's simply reciting what the widely respected Electronic Frontier Foundation has to say in its analysis of the USA Patriot Act: Second, it decides to do widespread electronic monitoring.