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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. Pros & Cons of the Top Mobile App Tracking Methods

    Further complicating matters are the ongoing changes and privacy concerns, making it difficult for marketers to choose a tracking technology with confidence. It can be removed or regenerated and is therefore much better aligned with privacy...

  3. Facebook Claims Site Scraper Responsible for Leak of 1 Million User Emails

    As we mentioned yesterday, users may have changed their privacy settings between the time the information was harvested and when the list was compiled, on October 13th, 2012. It is also a possibility that the list was the result of a previous...

  4. 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. Search Engine Watch discovered the original offer, posted...

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

    Facebook assures privacy watchdogs the user data will be anonymized via encryption and that no personal user information will be shared with Datalogix. Under terms of that settlement, which was finalized last month, Facebook agreed to obtain users...

  6. Google Blames FCC for Street View Investigation Delays

    Although Google appears to be clear of the Street View mess, the Federal Trade Commission is expected to fine Google for bypassing Safari’s privacy settings, possibly by mid-May, the San Jose Mercury News reported.

  7. 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...

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

    When the IE team heard that Google had bypassed user privacy settings on Safari, we asked ourselves a simple question: is Google circumventing the privacy preferences of Internet Explorer users too? Microsoft released a blog post Monday condemning...

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

    A new unified Google privacy policy is coming in March. The only change for Google Analytics users under the new privacy policy is that now, information about how you interact with the Google Analytics interface may be shared with our other...