By Peter S. Vogel
Since 92% of adults use search engines every day means that they share volumes of information with Google, who dominates searching, 66.4% in the US and 80% in the EU . No one was surprised when Pew Research reported that 92% of adults...
Hailing her state as the "epicenter of modern innovation," California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has issued recommendations for app developers and providers, advertising networks and others as part of an effort to give consumers "meaningful...
By Peter S. Vogel
Google confessed to U.K. officials that Google still has Street View unprotected wifi data collected before 2010 in spite claims that such data had been destroyed. On July 27, 2012 Peter Fleischer (Google's global privacy counsel...
By Peter S. Vogel
Google was fined $25,000 for not cooperating with an investigation regarding Google's collection of unencrypted wifi data when taking Street View pictures from 2006-10, but the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reported...
On June 8th I attended Mashable
and CNN's conference about the intersection of digital media, news,
and entertainment. Among other notable presentations was CNN's medical
correspondent Dr. Sanjay Guptap's (renowned neurosurgeon) interview...
Microsoft recently paid $8.5 billion for Skype and
even though Facebook and Google lost in the bidding wars offering a measly $3-4
billion, nonetheless now Facebook announces that Skype will be available for video
calling! Mark Zuckerberg said:
The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)
issued its second annual privacy report card with lower
grades of "C for consumer data protection efforts and a D on civil liberties."
Mark Rotenberg, executive director of EPIC said "Our...
Since the Wikimedia Foundation (home of
Wikipedia) is a not-for-profit , it survives by annual fundraisers. Google
co-founder Sergey Brin and his wife Anne Wojcicki (23andMe co-founder) used
their Brin Wojcicki Foundation to grant $500,000 to the Wikimedia...
A proposed law in Germany will restrict employers
from using Facebook, and other truly social Social Media sites, when
recruiting. However the law would allow employers to search business Social
Media sites such as LinkedIn. Since there are no current...
VOIP is likely headed in a new
direction now that Microsoft agreed to pay $8.5 billion for Skype .
It was reported that Facebook and Google's offers were in the $3 to 4 billion
range , while at the same time Skype was still considering an
After digitizing 5.2 million books
Google now offers new tools that permit a fascinating view of
language, culture, and evolution of thought unlike anything known before. Now
anyone can analyze " 500 billion words contained in books published...
Google Woes in the EU Include Conviction for Executives Over Video Posting
conviction of 3 Google executives in Italy for a video posted on Google
which showed the bullying of a disable teenager captured many headlines. No
Viacom lost its $1 billion lawsuit against Google
and YouTube for alleged copyright infringement when a judge granted summary
judgment. YouTube's defense was that it used the "safe harbor" protection of
the Digital Millennium Copyright...
Google agreed to an unprecedented settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, where the FTC asserted that Google used deceptive tactics and violated its own privacy policies through its social network Google Buzz. Although there is no monetary penalty...
A recent report that the White House wants the FBI to have access to an
individual's Internet activity may help with investigation of terrorism or
intelligence, but what about our expectation of privacy? Notwithstanding all of