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  1. 4 Google Changes and How Online Merchants Can Adapt

    For users, this update can be a bit disconcerting, but mimics a similar Facebook policy. The most controversial change Google has made recently involves increasing user privacy for Google searches through increased search encryption.

  2. Google Buys Frommer’s Travel Guides in Yet Another Contested Move as a Content Publisher

    By September 2011, Yelp was testifying against Googlein the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights. There is a fundamental conflict between being a search provider and a content provider,” Consumer Watchdog Privacy...

  3. Google Launches Knowledge Graph, 'First Step in Next Generation Search'

    Over at ZDNet, Google-watcher Christopher Dawson points out that these are the first new search features born of Google’s new privacy policy and the slew of AI data afforded them because of it. That’s because it is, although as many of us Google...

  4. Google Encrypted Search Going Global

    In a related announcement, Google is asking mobile users to give up some privacy for what they're selling as a convenient new tool that will result in more signed-in users, one that will also allow Google to track them more easily across platforms...

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

    Cranor had explained in her post that IE would block third-party cookies unless they had a P3P compact policy (CP), an HTTP header with code that summarized the cookie’s privacy policy. After attacking Google’s new privacy policy earlier this month...

  6. Pot (Microsoft) Calls Kettle (Google) Black on Privacy

    Meanwhile, the Washington Post continues to stir the crazy with sensationalistic headlines about Google's privacy policy. As a followup to their hysterically paranoid Glenn Beckian post focusing on the lack of opt out for a company-wide privacy...

  7. New Google Privacy Policy Combines User Data From All Google Services

    Google is reducing more than 60 privacy policies for all its products (e.g.search, YouTube, Gmail, Calendar), down to one main “simplified” easy-to-read policy as of March 1. A new unified Google privacy policy is coming in March.

  8. SEOs Strike Out as Google Encrypts Signed-in Search Data

    This change in policy is bad news for website owners who want to use analytics to improve onsite experience for their visitors. On the one hand, Google claims to be 'concerned' for user privacy, particularly over personalized search, while on the...

  9. Real Names: Google+, Government & The Identity Ecosystem

    Wait though, isn’t Google’s real name policy about marketing? Just two years ago in 2009, in the name of Internet freedom, Google refused to go along with South Korea’s Real ID/Real Name policy. Now, the document tells you that your privacy is...