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8/14/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
The statement was made in response to a lawsuit accusing Google of violating privacy laws when its reads emails It follows a string of accusations against Google for it privacy policies Last week, the group's Android phone operating system revealed a feature that will track user's locations even when Wi-Fi is turned off Google...
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8/14/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
In response to a lawsuit against it, the information giant acknowledged that no one using Gmail or emailing a Gmail account holder should expect the content of his or her correspondence to remain exclusive. The class-action suit complained that when Google read emails to display targeted ads, it was encroaching upon wiretap laws, on both a federal...
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8/14/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
A lawsuit says the tech giant is breaking the law when it scans emails to target adverts to users Users of Google’s email service Gmail should have no “legitimate expectation” that their emails will remain private, the company has said in a submission to a US court. Consumer Watchdog (CW), a US pressure group, described Google...
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8/14/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Google said in a court filing that its users "cannot be surprised" the company regularly accesses their e-mails. Consumer Watchdog, the organization that unearthed the documents, called this a "stunning admission." "Google has finally admitted they don't respect privacy," Consumer Watchdog spokesman John M....
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8/14/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
When Google first rolled out Gmail in 2004, the company's decision to monetize the service by serving targeted ads raised concerns of privacy watchdogs. The Electronic Privacy Information Center questioned Google's practice, as did a coalition of other organizations. At one point, a California lawmaker proposed legislation to ban email...
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8/14/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Google denied that it violates consumers' privacy when it reads e-mails, according to court documents Gmail users and their contacts have no reasonable expectation that their correspondences will not be scanned for the purpose of targeting advertising, according to a Google court document. “People who use web-based email today cannot be...
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8/14/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
The California-based advocacy group Consumer Watchdog has this week highlighted an interesting claim emanating from Google’s legal team, with which it is doing battle over data mining. In a motion to dismiss Consumer Watchdog’s class action lawsuit against it, Google said no email users can expect privacy. The lawsuit is about the fact...
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8/13/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) may be proving Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) right after all? Is everything copasetic with the Samsung Galaxy S4 that runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean? Is it really true that the Moto X will truly have a stock Android "Google Edition" device? We address each of these three questions below in a Monday...
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8/13/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Those who fear the Google machine, get ready to be more scared at the search engine. In a recent filing unearthed by a California-based consumer advocacy group Consumer Watchdog, Google has said that users should never expect that their communications should be kept private – ever. The comments were made in a brief by Google in its...
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8/13/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
As tensions worsen among privacy-focused email users amid the escalating scandal surrounding government surveillance, a brief filed by attorneys for Google has surfaced showing that Gmail users should never expect their communications to be kept secret. Consumer Watchdog has unearthed a July 13, 2013 motion filed by Google’s attorneys with...