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  1. Yelp: Court Ruling on Anonymous Customer Reviews 'Could Have a Chilling Effect on Free Speech'

    Consumers may feel the need to speak anonymously for privacy reasons or for fear of unfair retaliation by a business," it added in a statement to The Inquirer. This ruling could have a chilling effect on free speech in Virginia specifically and...

  2. The Pros and Cons of Big Data Democratization

    Less governance over the collection and usage of data may go violate privacy and regulatory controls. Tighter controls over potentially risky data including confidential records, profiles, and information that gives the organization a distinct...

  3. Google's Universal Privacy Policy Class Action Lawsuit Dismissed

    A lawsuit against Google over their universal privacy policy has been dismissed by a California judge. Attorneys General and privacy groups including EPIC tried and failed to stop the implementation of Google's new privacy policy early in 2012...

  4. Google Pays $17 Million to Settle Apple Safari User Tracking Case

    We work hard to get privacy right at Google and have taken steps to remove the ad cookies, which collected no personal information, from Apple's browsers," Google said in a statement. Google has agreed to pay a settlement of $17 million to 38 U.S...

  5. 4 Google Changes and How Online Merchants Can Adapt

    The most controversial change Google has made recently involves increasing user privacy for Google searches through increased search encryption. Google added local availability and local storefront features to Product Listing Ads, broadening online...

  6. Could Bing Ever Overtake Google in Search?

    I don't buy the "protect searchers privacy" deal as the reason for moving all search to HTTPS and not providing us with the valued keyword data (while continuing to provide this to advertisers). Information is being presented to users directly in...