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Google fined over wi-fi data capture

Google has been fined by German data regulators after it admitted illegally recording information from unsecured wi-fi networks.


Google and privacy: 6 EU countries take action

Google - AP

Regulators in Google's largest European markets are taking joint action to try and force the company to overhaul its privacy policy.


Google hit by $7m Street View fine

Google has agreed to pay a record fine for collecting wi-fi data as part of its Street View service.


Applebee’s fires waitress who posted receipt from pastor complaining about auto-tip

Applebee's Receipt

An Applebee's waitress who posted a receipt with a note from a pastor complaining about the automatic gratuity added to the bill on the Internet was fired on Wednesday after the pastor complained to her manager.


Fan Sites for Pop Stars Settle Children’s Privacy Charges

Selena Gomez Fansite

The operator of Web sites for Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and others agreed to pay a $1 million civil penalty to settle federal charges that it had illegally collected information about thousands of young children.


Web Sites Accused of Collecting Data on Children

A coalition of nearly 20 children’s advocacy, health and public interest groups plans to file complaints with the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday, asserting that some online marketing to children by McDonald’s and four other well-known companies violates a federal law protecting children’s privacy.


FTC finalizes privacy settlement with Facebook

The Federal Trade Commission voted Friday to finalize its settlement with Facebook, resolving charges that the social network exposed details about users' lives without getting the required legal consent.


Google pays $22.5 million to settle Apple Safari charges

Google Inc will pay $22.5 million to settle charges it bypassed the privacy settings of customers using Apple Inc's Safari browser, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday.


Facebook reuses your 'likes' to promote new stuff

Facebook now uses your name to post the things you "liked" maybe long ago, in a way that can get you in hot water in the here and now.


Mobile Phone Surveillance Out of Control: Cops Collected 1.3 Million Customer Records

Mobile Surveillance

Federal, state, and local law enforcement requested about 1.3 million cell phone records from wireless carriers in 2011. It's the first time cell phone carriers have reported on the staggering surveillance numbers. Millions of innocent Americans are having their privacy invaded via the dragnet requests.


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