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Google's social search mash gets EPIC FAIL

Building an internet within the internet isn't as easy for Google as it once was - and critics of Mountain View's latest efforts to make its search estate more "social" are becoming increasingly vocal. Respected online privacy campaigner Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is expected to complain to the US Federal …
Kelly Fiveash, 12 Jan 2012
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Facebook VERY SLOWLY rolls out Timeline

Facebook isn't in any great hurry to update its users with the company's "frictionless sharing" feature Timeline, despite boss Mark Zuckerberg enthusiastically announcing it in September 2011. The dominant social network began rolling out Timeline, which Zuck dubbed as "a place you're proud to call your home", last month. …
Kelly Fiveash, 9 Jan 2012
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Facebook offers 20-year privacy settlement to FTC

Facebook appears to be close to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over complaints of users’ privacy being abused by the social networking giant. According to two people familiar with the negotiations, Facebook is offering to submit to annual privacy monitoring for the next 20 years. It may also give a commitment …
Iain Thomson, 11 Nov 2011
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Homeland Security bungles 'pre-crime' tech test docs

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been testing its behavioral monitoring CCTV system on the public without the proper paperwork. The Future Attribute Screening Technology (FAST) system uses high-resolution cameras and other “non-invasive” sensors to monitor human behavior, including “cardiovascular signals, …
Iain Thomson, 7 Oct 2011
Gears of War 3

Gears of War 3

Review When it comes to goodbyes, Gears of War 3 proves that parting truly is the sweetest of sorrows. A swansong of bewildering scope and ambition, it's a near-flawless conclusion to Epic's highly acclaimed series. Gears of War 3 Fire in the hole With only a handful of games able to rival it for intensity, action and drama, and …
Andrew Bailey, 20 Sep 2011
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Privacy group wins $500k from Google Buzz settlement

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is to be awarded $500,000 in a class action settlement over Google's Buzz social network. EPIC brought the original complaint against Buzz to the US Federal Trade Commission in 2010, but failed to win settlement funds dished out by Google in March this year to a variety of …
Kelly Fiveash, 1 Jun 2011
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Privacy group downplays Google Buzz cash grab

A US web advocacy outfit has downplayed reports that suggest it is pursing $1.75m over a class action settlement between privacy groups and Google, following Mountain View's social network gaffe with Buzz. The Electronic Privacy Information Center's executive director, Marc Rotenberg, told The Register that "money isn't the …
Kelly Fiveash, 1 Apr 2011
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Fed skewers Google over Tweetbookish Gmail mod

An outgoing commissioner with the US Federal Trade Commission has laid into Google for the privacy-envelope-pushing launch of Google Buzz, that web-based thingy that turned Gmail into a Tweetbookish social networking service. "I am especially concerned that technology companies are learning harmful lessons from each other's …
Cade Metz, 18 Mar 2010
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Google Buzz accused of EPIC FAIL

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) - a high-profile public advocacy group - has filed a complaint with the US Federal Trade Commission over Google Buzz, the Tweetbook-esque "social networking" service that Mountain View bolted onto Gmail early last week. In its complaint, EPIC says that the new service violated …
Cade Metz, 17 Feb 2010
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Privacy group sues DoJ over 'digital strip search' data

A privacy group has filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Justice for allegedly failing to disclose information about the use of devices that capture black 'n' white images of people stripped naked. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) brought the suit against the DoJ in the US District Court of Columbia …
Kelly Fiveash, 21 Dec 2009
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Watchdog files complaint over Facebook 'privacy' settings

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has filed a formal complaint with the US Federal Trade Commission over Facebook's recent changes to user privacy settings, claiming the changes are in violation of consumer-protection law. In the complaint, the influential consumer watchdog urges the FTC to open an investigation …
Cade Metz, 17 Dec 2009
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Privacy watchdog barks for federal Gmail probe

An influential net watchdog has urged the US Federal Trade Commission to shut down Google's so-called cloud computing services, including Gmail and Google Docs, if the web giant can't ensure the safety of user data stored by these online apps. With a petition (PDF) filed yesterday, the Electronic Privacy Information Center ( …
Cade Metz, 18 Mar 2009
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When you sneeze, does Google tell the Feds?

When unveiling its search-data-driven Flu Trends modeler earlier this week, Google insisted it could never be used to identify the web habits of individual people. Flu Trends, the company said, uses nothing but "anonymized" data. Of course, no one knows what that means. Following the release of the new disease tracker, two …
Cade Metz, 15 Nov 2008
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World realizes Google home page is 'illegal'

Five years later, an army of privacy-minded watchdogs has suddenly realized the Google home page is illegal. Today, a coalition of privacy advocates - including the World Privacy Forum, the Electronic Privacy Information Center, and the ACLU of Northern California - fired an open letter to Google CEO Eric Schmidt, pointing out …
Cade Metz, 3 Jun 2008
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US Navy research throws up vomit ray

The US Navy is funding research into a "Star Trek phaser set on 'stun'". At least to begin with, the kit is intended for use by Marines in ordinary urban combat rather than starship crewmen beamed down onto strange new worlds (fans of the classic series may be interested to note that the USS Enterprise happens to be preparing …
Lewis Page, 7 Mar 2007

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