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Google Drops Tracking Ban

From ProPublica: When Google bought the advertising network DoubleClick in 2007, Google founder Sergey Brin said that privacy would be the company’s “number one priority when we contemplate new kinds of advertising products.” And, for nearly a decade, Google did in fact keep DoubleClick’s massive database of web-browsing records separate by default from the names… Continue reading Google Drops Tracking Ban

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What Privacy?

Yesterday, news broke that Google has been stealth downloading audio listeners onto every computer that runs Chrome, and transmits audio data back to Google. Effectively, this means that Google had taken itself the right to listen to every conversation in every room that runs Chrome somewhere, without any kind of consent from the people eavesdropped… Continue reading What Privacy?

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Apple responds to PRISM reports

In their statement they outlined what kind of requests they have received. They also explained a bit about how your information is handled: Apple further says that among those requests, the most common came “from police investigating robberies and other crimes, searching for missing children, trying to locate a patient with Alzheimer’s disease, or hoping… Continue reading Apple responds to PRISM reports