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

    Next, Shopov says he received a request to meet with Facebook’s policy team. In paraphrasing his conversation with a Facebook Policy Team member, he claims he was told: The seller claims to have collected the information over a period of six months...

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

    No one knew Google would one day amalgamate data across all their services by merging them all under one privacy policy. Further on in the documentation, Apple engineers and others discuss the potential side effects of changing the third-party...

  3. Microsoft Snipes (Only) at Google Over Browser Settings Circumvention Controversy

    After attacking Google’s new privacy policy earlier this month, Microsoft, predictably, wouldn’t miss a chance to get another dig in at Google. Cranor had explained in her post that IE would block third-party cookies unless they had a P3P compact...

  4. FTC Finalizes Settlement of Google Buzz Privacy Issues

    Concerns with Buzz's privacy policy were brought up shortly after this Google mini-blogging service was released in 2010. If the user didn't specifically modify their privacy settings (i.e.just used the Google defaults), they automatically shared...

  5. Class Action Suit Targets Google for Revealing Users Search Queries

    He asked the FTC to investigate Google, saying the company's privacy policy is deceptive: With default privacy settings, the advertiser can then see almost all of a user's activity on Facebook, including name, photos, friends, and more.

  6. Facebook Places Banks On Foursquare, Gowalla, Yelp, Booyah Steam

    Facebook did not give an indication of the time scale for deployment in other countries, the policy being to "roll out when we feel we're ready," Zuckerberg commented. When asked about the implication of having local business listings firm Localeze...