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  1. Google Pays $7 Million to Settle Street View Snooping Case

    The company said in a statement that it didn't knowingly gather or profit from the data collection, which was said to be the work of a rogue engineer. This settlement addresses privacy issues and protects the rights of people whose information was...

  2. Google as Your Identity Provider: Where Are We Now?

    In addition, the only laws that govern this data collection are Fair Information Practice Principles (FIPPs) which can be signed away with a TOS and a click of a button. No more passwords is the main selling point of the NSTIC program to the User...

  3. Facebook & Twitter Apps Exploited to Profit From Private Data

    The seller claims to have collected the information over a period of six months, meaning users might have changed their privacy settings between the time of collection and our verification. According to Shopov, he returned the data file to Facebook...

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

    Google has previously faced government scrutiny over the collection of wireless data by Street View teams all around the world. Google Stops Street View Data Collection After Canada, Spain Complaints Google Faces Oregon Class Action Lawsuit Over...

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

    Focused Collection: Consumers have a right to reasonable limits on the personal data that companies collect and retain. Google was previously investigated over the collection of Wi-Fi data from private accounts by its Street View cars.

  6. The Trouble with Tribbles: Beyond Google’s Cookiegate Browser Settings Hype

    However, all of these groups are going to have to work together to find a better balance between privacy and the data collection required to offer the user experience people have come to expect. No one knew Google would one day amalgamate data...

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

    Despite the economic burden on ISPs, despite the fact that the bill requires data collection and retention on ALL users and creates a database rich for hackers, despite objections that this steamrolling of personal privacy would actually do very...

  8. In Google We Trust (Your Identity)

    So what does the Data Collection System look like? Here is a draft from the FTC of how it sees your role in the data collection process. However, if you read the documents carefully you will see this “privacy” is only in relation to the data shared...

  9. Your Facebook Data File: Everything You Never Wanted Anyone to Know

    As we move into the era of the Open Graph and apps that autopost your activities, users are raising serious questions about data collection and privacy. See, Facebook wants you to feel safe and warm and fuzzy about controlling your own privacy.

  10. The Google+ Controversy & Virtual Worlds – A Question Of Identity

    Part of this has to do with the ethos behind Facebook and part of it has to do with how Facebook makes money – via the collection, sale, and dissemination of personal information that the users of the service provide, linked to that wallet name.