Friday, February 24, 2012

Google privacy

  • If there's anything remarkable about President Obama's new "Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights," it's that it hasn't raised much of a ruckus in Silicon Valley.
  • (Time)
  • Summary: The Center for Digital Democracy says Google's real reason for changing its privacy policy is to grow its business, not make life easier for users. It wants the Federal Trade Commission to enforce a consent order, fine, penalize and seek remedies.
  • (ZDNet)
  • The White House called on companies such as Google Inc. (GOOG) and Facebook Inc.
  • (Bloomberg)
  • Google Inc. (GOOG)'s new privacy policy was criticized by the National Association of Attorneys General as failing to give consumers choices about pooling their data. In a letter to Google Inc.
  • (Bloomberg)
  • Talking Points Memo noted that Google was facing pressure from politicians and regulators over a big change to its privacy policies that goes into effect March 1.
  • (New York Times Blogs)
  • Amid swirling discussion on how tech companies handle privacy issues, Google on Thursday became the latest Internet giant to support adding a do-not-track button to its Web browser.
  • (MySanAntonio)
  • Google is defending itself against claims that it bypassed the privacy settings in the Safari and Internet Explorer browsers by saying that it was only providing features enabled by signed-in Google account holders and did not collect personal information.
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  • Six of the worlds top consumer technology firms have agreed to provide greater privacy disclosures before users download applications in order to protect the personal data of millions of consumers, Californias attorney general said on Wednesday.
  • (NDTV)
  • Previously, your only option would have been to start using another browser, but Google has felt the pressure for user privacy and agreed to offer a Do Not Track button in its Chrome browser.
  • (TG Daily)

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