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Google to change its Privacy Policy and Terms of Service

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Google announced today on its official blog that it will change its online terms within a month and those changes will become effective on March 1. According to the blog, the changes are made in response to regulatory pressure for shorter privacy policies. However, from the blog post, it also appears that Google will be […]

FACEBOOK Bows to Privacy Priorities!

Monday, December 5th, 2011

In cyber language, a lot of news are not news. One of such is that Facebook has some privacy practices that users complain about. They not only allegedly sell or make available either directly or indirectly your private information, they also store and/or make public, private data about their users without first seeking the users’ […]

NYTimes Adds to Personal Information It can “Exchange or Rent”

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

This past week, The New York Times modified its Privacy Policy for at least the second time this calendar year. As with the Google+ policy changes that were also recently rolled out, the ambiguous language provides The New York Times with flexibility–and thus discretion–in how it can apply its state policies. The previous version of […]

Google+ Revises Its Privacy and User Content Policies for the First Time.

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Today and yesterday, Google+ revised its Privacy Policy and User Content and Conduct Policy for the first time in this young social network’s history.  The changes demonstrate several of our objections to privacy policies: they include ambiguous language; they give Google+ a lot of discretion; the policies change frequently (the User Content and Conduct Policy […]