Tag Archive | "google-privacy"


06 September 2010 | 5,129 views

Google Agrees To Pay $ 8.5 Million To Settle Buzz Class Action Lawsuit

And once again Google is in the news regarding privacy issues, this time it’s regarded their social networking service Buzz (which by all accounts is pretty much a flop). The way in which the service used Gmail users address books alarmed a lot of people and the default settings were rather risky and revealed a [...]

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12 July 2010 | 7,132 views

Australian Privacy Commissioner Rules Google Wifi Actions Illegal

Oh dear, poor Google seem to be catching all kinds of flak over their Wifi Data Collection. The UK Met are already investigating them and they are being pulled to pieces in Germany too with France also weighing in. The latest to jump on the bandwagon is Australia which is stating they have breached the [...]

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28 June 2010 | 6,578 views

UK Metropolitan Police To Investigate Google Wifi Data Collection

Well Google has been getting quite a lot of flack lately over the fact that it had been scanning open Wi-fi access points whilst compiling data for street view. At first people just thought it’s fair enough, they are just scanning for the SSID and recording if it’s publicly accessible or not – which in [...]

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11 July 2008 | 5,201 views

Google to Reveal Youtube Viewing Details to Viacom

Now this is an interesting privacy related case to think about over the weekend, Google has to reveal viewing details for Youtube to Viacom. Anyone who has EVER watched a Youtube video, that’s pretty extreme. Luckily most people are using dynamic IP addresses, so it shouldn’t be too much of a concern. Unless of course [...]

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23 February 2006 | 8,231 views

Google Desktop 3 Enterprise

Google Enterprise has reacted to privacy concerns and released Google Desktop 3 Enterprise. It responds to security concerns allowing full administrator control, letting them use the standard group policy settings to completely disable features, including the controversial Search Across Computers feature which you can read about in our original article. Google Enterprise’s Article

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20 February 2006 | 16,709 views

Google’s Defense of Privacy – Tells Feds to BACK OFF

Google has offered multiple reasons why it shouldn’t have to comply with a Justice Department subpoena. One is privacy. An excerpt: If Google is forced to compromise its privacy principles and produce to the Government on such a flimsy request, its search query and URL data, Google will, without a doubt, suffer a loss of [...]

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14 February 2006 | 5,118 views

Google Desktop Privacy? OR Lack Of..

With the advent of Web 2.0 and more powerful, user friendly web applications, security and privacy concerns have increased. Moreso with the new version of Google Desktop coming out, although this is not strictly a web application, they will be storing your data online. Yes, version 3 adds the ability to “access your documents from [...]

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