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Google hit with pending financial sanctions in France over privacy law snafu

Google hit with pending financial sanctions in France over privacy law snafu

Google is no stranger to running afoul of privacy regulations, something that it is now facing in France as the nation hits the Internet giant with financial sanctions. According to the Commission Nationale de L'Informatique et des Libertes, Google has failed to follow through with mandated alterations on how it handles data to bring it in line with France's privacy laws.

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Google reportedly replacing third-party cookies with AdID to alleviate privacy concerns

Google reportedly replacing third-party cookies with AdID to alleviate privacy concerns

Google is reportedly working on an alternative to third-party cookies called AdID, an anonymous identifier that would help mitigate privacy concerns that exist with current third-party tracking cookies. Such has not been made publicly known, but will reportedly be part of talks slated to happen with industry members and related parties "in the coming weeks."

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Google filing says emails sent to Gmail have no expectation of privacy

Google filing says emails sent to Gmail have no expectation of privacy

Google has been caught up in a legal battle that claims the Internet giant uses Gmail as a "secret data mining machine," something it is fighting against. In a legal briefing the company filed, it contends something that has caused users and others to get a bit riled: that individuals who send emails to a Gmail address have no expectation of privacy because it was "voluntarily [turned] over to third parties."

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Google must rewrite European privacy policy or face legal sanctions

Google must rewrite European privacy policy or face legal sanctions

Google must change its European privacy policy or run the risk of legal censure, with the UK joining Germany, Italy, France, and Spain in demanding the search giant modify its contentious "unified" policy. The UK's Information Commissioner's Office, the independent privacy watchdog, confirmed this week it had contacted Google giving it until September 20 to rewrite its privacy policy, as currently it "raises serious questions about its compliance with the UK Data Protection Act." If it fails to amend the policy, the ICO warns, Google could find itself the target of "formal enforcement action."

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Google index privacy gets thumbs-up but publishers decry “abusive” search

Google index privacy gets thumbs-up but publishers decry “abusive” search

Google faces good news and bad in Europe this week, with potential vindication over what personal data it can index but vocal rejection of its proposed concessions around equality in search. The search giant has been facing attacks from multiple directions in recent months, with the EC investigating whether it contravened privacy laws or acted in an anti-competitive manner over search results and how data from rival companies is indexed and presented. Good news on one front has coincided with bad news from another.

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Google says no to facial recognition Glassware until privacy issues are addressed

Google says no to facial recognition Glassware until privacy issues are addressed

Google Glass presents a lot of exciting possibilities, but a fairly equal amount of concerns, one in particular being facial recognition and potential privacy issues that could result. On May 17, Congress sent a formal letter to Google addressing several privacy concerns, one of which was facial recognition. It has been a couple weeks, and now Google has stated it won't approve facial recognition apps until privacy issues have been addressed.

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Google Glass facial-recognition service likely to stoke privacy fears

Google Glass facial-recognition service likely to stoke privacy fears

Google's Glass wearable could soon be able to recognize faces of those around the wearer, thanks to a dedicated service for human and object recognition that could be built into third-party apps. The handiwork of Lambda Labs, the special Glass facial recognition API will integrate into software and services using Google's Mirror API for Glass, crunching shots from the camera and spitting out the identity of people and objects it recognizes. Lambda Labs expects the system to be used for real-world social networking and person-location services, though also warns that it could eventually fall foul of impending privacy regulation.

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Google Glass privacy concerns must be addressed by June 14 says Congress

Google Glass privacy concerns must be addressed by June 14 says Congress

Glass was nary more than a twinkle in Google's eye (pun intended) when many started voicing their concerns over privacy, followed shortly by preemptive bans against the wearable device by bars and similar associations. While Google has talked about Glass and privacy to various degrees over the past weeks, it is going to have to zero in on specific concerns by June 14, according to Congress.

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Google $7m Street View fine shows how little we care about privacy

Google $7m Street View fine shows how little we care about privacy

If you've heard about Google's latest fine at the hands of privacy seekers across the USA, you know good and well that their Street View cars are roaming around your neighborhood with their sensors on. But what are we doing to prepare for these traveling information collectors? Apparently not a whole lot, as part of the penalty being leveraged against Google is a requirement that they inform the public how to turn on the security on their own personal wifi hubs.

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Google nears settlement over Street View privacy breach

Google nears settlement over Street View privacy breach

For most people, their worst fear is having their private information, like their search history or e-mails, leaked out to the public. While their information wasn't leaked publicly, many people found that their greatest fear almost became a reality when Google Street View cars accidentally came into possession of their passwords, adult-rated web site visits, and e-mails by activating their wireless collection system.

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