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Google offices raided over illegal location tracking

Google offices raided over illegal location tracking

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Google looks to be in trouble again over an alleged privacy breach relating to location tracking, as Google's South Korean offices were raided by police over unauthorised personal data collection. Apparently the problem centres around Google's AdMob mobile... >>

Apple found tracking your location in iOS 4 privacy breach

Apple found tracking your location in iOS 4 privacy breach

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Apple is in the firing line for placing iPhone and iPad customers' privacy at risk after reports emerged that the two Apple devices track the users' location before downloading the information onto their computer when synced. The research, coming from... >>

IE9 gets web anti-tracking tool

IE9 gets web anti-tracking tool

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Microsoft has just announced that it will be implementing an anti-tracking tool to its IE9 (Internet Explorer 9) browser, which should mean websites will be unable to share or learn about your browsing history. The new anti-tracking addition to IE9, which... >>

Google Wi-Fi data collection an "accident"

Google Wi-Fi data collection an "accident"

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Google has been somewhat vindicated as it's been found that the search giant did not collect any "significant" data from Wi-Fi networks, according to findings by the UK's Information Commissioner Office (ICO). Whilst travelling around snapping images... >>

AT&T apologises for iPad hack

AT&T apologises for iPad hack

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US mobile phone operator AT&T has apologised to customers for a security breach which left iPad emails exposed. The breach was thanks to a loop-hole on AT&T's site and exploited by a group called Goatse Security who reported the issue to Gawker.com, leading... >>

Zuckerberg admits Facebook privacy controls "missed the mark"

Zuckerberg admits Facebook privacy controls "missed the mark"

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has published an open letter via The Washington Post, in which he basically admits that Facebook has ballsed-up lately when it comes to the services' privacy settings. Zuckergerg said: "Sometimes we move too fast -- and... >>

60 per cent of Facebook users consider quitting

60 per cent of Facebook users consider quitting

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As pressure mounts on Facebook over its privacy settings, the news that 60 per cent of respondents to a Sophos questionnaire were considering quitting the service wouldn't have gone down to well with Mark Zuckerberg and the gang. The survey, which was... >>

Privacy check coming to Google Buzz

Privacy check coming to Google Buzz

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Google Buzz will start offering a privacy settings reset as of today in order to give unsuspecting users a check on just what kind of details their service might currently be set up to give away. A page will pop up reminding people how the options are... >>

ConnectinPrivate.com offers VPN services to UK

ConnectinPrivate.com offers VPN services to UK

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A Panamanian company called ConnectInPrivate is taking advantage of its location to offer people concerned about the ramifications of the Digital Economy Bill the ability to surf in relative privacy using a VPN. VPN services have taken off in some places... >>

Google revamps Buzz privacy options

Google revamps Buzz privacy options

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Google has rolled out extensive changes to its Buzz product, following privacy complaints from the Web. Bloggers were up in arms that the service displayed your contacts publicly - which are by default your most-emailed people on Gmail. Now, when people... >>