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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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European regulators tell Google to get its privacy policy issues sorted

European regulators tell Google to get its privacy policy issues sorted

Early last year when Google revealed that it would be combining its privacy policy across all its services, many people cried foul, stating that such a move allowed it to gather far too much information about its users. Google contended that the short, simpler privacy policy is something that users prefer, and that having one policy across multiple products and/or services is not uncommon. European regulators quickly jumped on the change, however, and after some back and forth, they still aren't satisfied with how Google has handled the issue.

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Google celebrates Data Privacy Day with Government data clarity

Google celebrates Data Privacy Day with Government data clarity

Today is Data Privacy Day 2013 and Google has decided to make it official with a set of clarifications on how they deal with government requests for data. This is a topic that Google has made a point to be as clear as possible about in the past, just recently having released a new report on how many requests for data they'd received (and how many they'd filled) in 2012. Google is also letting the world know today that they're continuing efforts to uphold such laws as the U.S. Electronic Communications Privacy Act in their deeds and through their membership in the Digital Due Process coalition as well.

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Google must change privacy policy demand EU watchdogs

Google must change privacy policy demand EU watchdogs

European data protection regulators have demanded Google change its privacy policy, though the French-led team did not conclude that the search giant's actions amounted to something illegal. The investigation, by the Commission Nationale de l'Informatique (CNIL), argued that Google's decision to condense the privacy policies of over sixty products into a single agreement - and at the same time increase the amount of inter-service data sharing - could leave users unclear as to how different types of information (as varied as search terms, credit card details, or phone numbers) could be used by the company.

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Google faces forced privacy backtrack after Euro scolding

Google faces forced privacy backtrack after Euro scolding

Google faces the challenge of dismantling its unified user accounts, which among other things helps bake its Google+ social network into most aspects of search, under pressure from French regulators. The huge endeavor, backtracking on its integrated privacy policy, will be forced by the French CNIL data protection commissioner, The Guardian reports, with an announcement by the organization expected on Tuesday this week.

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Google refuses wrongdoing vs Safari, privacy fine confirmed

Google refuses wrongdoing vs Safari, privacy fine confirmed

This week it's been a real all-out brawl very much behind the scenes when it's come to the FTC cutting down Google for their supposed privacy infractions with the Apple Safari web browser - and today they've spoken up. Google has sent out an extremely tiny statement to CNN which essentially has them refusing the idea that they did anything wrong as far as privacy is concerned with Apple's Safari browser. In addition, CNN has gotten some confirmation of the privacy fine Google faces, though they're currently unwilling to share their sources on the matter.

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