Latest Criticism of Google Stories

Japanese Officials Google Privacy Settings
2013-07-12 09:35:57

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most people worry about their privacy settings on Google, but government officials and journalists in Japan learned their lesson the hard way when they realized that privacy settings on Google Groups had been overlooked, leaving documents and exchanges to be leaked. The government was alerted to the fact they used the default settings on Google Groups, allowing public access to discussion threads. Privacy settings should have been...

UK Privacy Watchdog ICO Threatens Google
2013-07-05 11:43:39

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The battle over Google and their privacy policies continues in the UK and much of Europe as privacy watchdogs call the search giant out for the way they borrow data from each of their services. The Information Commissioner in the UK now says Google's privacy policies could be a breech of the Data Protection Act and has given them 11 weeks to address their complaints. Google uses one general privacy policy under which all of their...

European Lawyer Says Google Not Responsible For Removing Personal Information In Web Searches
2013-06-25 09:49:35

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A top lawyer with the European Union (EU) Court of Justice said today Google shouldn’t be responsible for policing what’s online, placing the burden instead on website owners. This doesn’t make Google exempt from EU privacy laws which protect citizens from having their information shared or publicly posted. Instead, it declares the search engine cannot be asked to delete this personal information or police how this information...

2013-06-13 23:25:29

Mike Slocumb, founder of the Mike Slocumb Law Firm, said the interception of emails containing sensitive, privileged or confidential information is ℠offensive´ and an infringement on people´s right to privacy. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 Baltimore, Maryland personal injury lawyer Mike Slocumb today said his law firm is handling a class action lawsuit that has privacy issues similar to the ones being raised in the story involving the National Security Administration...

Rivals Worried Over Google EU Dominance
2013-05-14 11:48:03

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Search engine giant Google has found itself under scrutiny in Europe again, as rivals contend that it has the potential to reinforce its dominance unless European Union regulators can win more concessions from the company. The rivals allege that Google restricts consumer choice and competition. Google currently commands about 90 percent of the share of the search business in the EU, and last month its competitors were given a...

2013-05-03 23:20:49

Google Business Photos come to Canada with Wisdek being the first Canadian company to be certified by Google to offer their hottest new service. (PRWEB) May 03, 2013 Wisdek Google Advertising Experts have just become the first agency in Canada to be certified as a Google Business Photos Trusted Agency. They have joined a small handful of elite agencies across the globe to offer Google´s hottest new service to North America. “The benefits of working with a certified trusted...

Breach Of Privacy Nets Google Stiff Fine In Germany
2013-04-22 12:37:33

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Google was fined over $180,000 by a Germany privacy regulator due to how the company collected data while it created the Street View mapping service more than three years ago. In 2010, Google acknowledged it collected personal data sent over unsecured Wi-Fi signals while it was creating the controversial mapping program. Street View was meant to give users a first-person perspective of the world, showing shops, sidewalks,...

US Antitrust Keeps Watchful Eye On Google, More Probes Possible
2013-04-17 13:03:58

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Last week a coalition composed of companies like Microsoft, Nokia and Oracle filed a complaint with European regulators about what they believe are Google´s anti-competitive behaviors. In short, the companies believe that Google´s Android is a “Trojan horse” which is used to steer more traffic towards their own sites and services. The FairSearch coalition likely filed their complaint with European...

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