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  1. 5 Fast Facts about the EU's Privacy Ruling on Google

    While the war between privacy watchdogs and civil liberty advocates wages on in the U.S.we will wait to see how this ruling plays out in Europe. On May 13, the European Court of Justice (ECJ), the highest court in Europe, ruled against Google in a...

  2. Is Google's Unified Privacy Policy Illegal in Europe?

    We have engaged fully with the data protection authorities involved throughout this process, and we’ll continue to do so going forward.The director of privacy advocates Big Brother Watch, Nick Pickles, said the move by the ICO should serve as a...

  3. Psst, Microsoft! Bashing Competitors Isn’t a Marketing Strategy

    By focusing on excellent customer service and truly valuing your consumers, you make them not only fans of your business, but advocates for it. We remember that we don't have to worry about our privacy because your search engine is upfront about...

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

    Well the advocates will tell you "see it gives you MORE privacy! Ecosystem advocates tell us we're afforded a safer Internet, with more privacy and enhanced anonymity. Well advocates will explain to you this is all much better for you the user...

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

    These loyalty card programs have long been criticized by consumer advocates, who point out that they create a long data trail of our everyday purchases. Facebook assures privacy watchdogs the user data will be anonymized via encryption and that no...

  6. Turns Out Google Didn't Actually Delete All Its UK Street View Data

    Privacy advocates and MPs have been highly critical of the ICO's handling of the Street View investigation, with the latest revelations likely adding to their outrage. Google's WiFi data collection incidents gave the company a huge privacy black...

  7. 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...

  8. 7 Google Projects Shut Down in the Page Era (The Google Friends Newsletter is the Latest)

    Google saw that other tools had become more powerful while privacy advocates grew more concerned, and interest in Google Health failed to rise much at all. Larry Page has been hacking at superfluous projects since he took Google's reins in April.