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

    Google has agreed to pay a settlement of $17 million to 38 U.S.states in order to end a probe into claims that it deliberately bypassed user privacy settings in Apple’s Safari browser. Now the U.S.states have also secured a settlement, citing laws...

  2. Google '(Not Provided)' Keywords: 10 Ways to Get Organic Search Data

    First, Google has been making major steps to protect everyone's privacy, to prevent eavesdropping from government agencies throughout the world. It also gives you impression versus click data, which is data Google never gave webmasters in Google...

  3. Website Launch Checklist: 25 Things to Test Before Your Site Goes Live

    If your site is ecommerce, or you’re using encrypted pages to protect visitor privacy on a form or elsewhere, you’ll want to check your certificate on launch day. Do you have the right buttons and social plugins installed for what you are trying to...

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

    No more passwords is the main selling point of the NSTIC program to the User (Me), so it takes a lot of reading and dissecting of documents to understand what is not being stated and what words like “privacy” and “anonymity” mean in the identity...

  5. Google April Fools' Day Pranks 2012: 8-Bit Maps, Chrome Multitask Mode & More!

    We’re all holding our breath to find out whether any kangaroos will file privacy complaints with the Australian government. Google explained, “Those pages receiving the most pecks are returned at the top of the user’s results page with the other...

  6. Google Reviews Japanese Court Order Demanding Removal of Autocomplete Terms

    This can lead to irretrievable damage, such as job loss or bankruptcy, just by displaying search results that constitute defamation or violation of the privacy of an individual person or small and medium-size companies," Tomita said.

  7. Search Engine Users Dislike Personalized Search But Like the Results

    Without downplaying any of the privacy concerns, which are very real and warrant a closer look at search engine privacy practices, how much stock can we put into user sentiment that personalization is bad when our actions say it is just oh so good?

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

    However, there’s a lot more to the issue of user privacy settings workarounds and cookies. This improved functionality sacrificed some privacy; there was really no clear way for the average user to know that when they clicked the Like button, for...