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Google staffs up ‘Red Team’ to protect the world from its privacy lapses

Posted August 24, 2012 Is the job listing for a Data Privacy Engineer proof that Google’s mending its privacy ways, or is the gesture as empty as the HTML form it used to slip past Safari’s no-tracking controls? For all the gory details, read the full story on Naked Security.

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EPIC sues FTC over Google’s planned privacy changes

Posted February 13, 2012 The Electronic Privacy Information Center is suing the Federal Trade Commission in an attempt to compel the agency to stop Google’s planned privacy changes. Read it. 

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The FBI vs the FTC: the battle for user privacy in social media

Posted January 30, 2012 An interesting juxtaposition: the FBI’s quest for a social media data mining application vs. the FTC taking Facebook and Google to task over privacy transgressions. Should the agencies settle it via Jello wrestling? Read the full story on Naked Security.

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Facebook ducks U.S. privacy questions

Posted January 11, 2012 Facebook seems to be digging themselves another privacy hole after just agreeing to a settlement to protect privacy with the FTC. Congressman Markey and Barton are accusing Facebook of dodging questions about how they track users when not using Facebook. Here’s the Naked Security article.

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