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  1. Google, Twitter, LinkedIn Earn Top Ratings on Data Privacy

    The group noted that a failure to earn a star in a given category was not always a sign that a company is lacking in its policies. We are also seeing a shift that we hope will be adopted across internet companies more broadly: two Internet...

  2. Weekly Rundown: Lost Google Image Search Traffic, Facebook Search Ads & More

    Software must: be pre-approved by Google; offer one-click, complete uninstall; provide clear, full disclosure and transparency to people about what is being installed and what changes are being made to their devices; install itself on only one...

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

    This is an incredibly important distinction, especially in light of Google’s plan to amalgamate their privacy policies and pool data across all services. Browsers must constantly balance usability and functionality with privacy and security.

  4. Facebook Nears Google Buzz-Like Privacy Settlement with FTC

    While Facebook has made several revisions to its privacy policies, those changes alone are insufficient. Google and Twitter both settled with the FTC for complaints involving social features; Google admitted to its privacy mistakes with Buzz and...

  5. IRS Audits Google's Off-Shore Tax Strategies

    Tight enforcement of tax policies for multinational companies such as Google has become part of a heated, ongoing political debate, with conservative politicians primarily favoring continued leniency and tax breaks for large corporations and...

  6. The Bitter Harvest: The Redzone Saga Continues (Linden Lab Has a Problem on Its Hands)

    Please consult any applicable terms of use and privacy policies provided by the third party for such websites, servers, or online services or environments. You agree that Linden Lab is not responsible or liable for the Content, policies, or...

  7. Google Maps Excuse For Central American Invasion

    Daniel Helft, director of public policies for Google Latin America, acknowledged last week that the company has found "an inaccuracy in the shaping of the border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua and is working to update the information as quickly...

  8. News Picks: More Instant Fallout, GoDaddy.com for Sale, Twitter/Facebook/LinkedIn All See Growth

    After initially rejecting three AdWords ads submitted by Consumer Watchdog (a major critic of its policies), Google approves the ads following a complaint by the advertiser. Q&A: Google Apps director of security Eran Feigenbaum - V3.co.uk

  9. Facebook Unveils Simplified Privacy Settings, Pursues Expansion With Sharegrove Buy

    It must be made clear that Facebook's privacy policies remain unchanged. Reacting to the announcement, IT security and data protection firm Sophos said "the community must remain vigilant and maintain a critical eye on any change that is made, to...

  10. The Future of Search: A One-Act Play in Three Acts (Act Two)

    Your "Don't Be Evil" policies are only as good as your data security, your ability to extrapolate the consequences of your actions, and your immunity to the temptation of a tasty stack of cash. The only solution is to give every user on the...