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News Story
8/13/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
The Internet is in a panic over a Google legal brief that claims Gmail users have no expectation of privacy when they use the service. Good headline, but let's be honest: that's the entire point of Gmail. So, I just finished reading Google's motion to dismiss in response to a lawsuit alleging that its e-mail scanning violates...
News Story
8/13/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
In motion to dismiss a data-mining lawsuit, Web giant says people have "no legitimate expectation of privacy in information" voluntarily turned over to third parties. s if Edward Snowden hasn't done enough to highlight how vulnerable electronic communications are to surveillance, Google has made it clear that people who send or...
News Release
8/12/2013
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA -- In a stunning admission contained in a brief filed recently in federal court, lawyers for Google said people should not expect privacy when they send messages to a Gmail account. Consumer Watchdog said today that people who care about their email correspondents’ privacy should not use the Internet giant’s service....
News Story
8/12/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Google’s attorneys told a federal judge that its practice of reading Gmail users’ emails to pick which ads it shows is like a secretary opening a business letter. Consumer Watchdog posted Google’s filing at the U.S. District Court of Northern California, which says in part: Just as a sender of a letter to a...
News Story
4/9/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is skewering Google again with scathing ads that say as much about the dramatic shift in the technology industry's competitive landscape as they do about the animosity between the two rivals. The missive being launched today marks the third phase in a 5-month-old marketing campaign that Microsoft Corp....
Blog Post
6/5/2012
Posted by John M. Simpson
Have you seen the cloying and annoying video produced by Google called "Google Chrome: Coffee"?  It tells the tale of a man using the Internet to get back in the good graces of his estranged girlfriend.   It ends with him asking her to join him for a cup of coffee and concludes with the tagline, "The web is what you...
News Story
3/1/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Defying strong opposition from many consumer groups around the globe, Google is imposing its new privacy policy on two billion users today - Google account holders and Android phone users are affected LONDON, United Kingdom -- Internet giant Google has ignored calls to delay the roll-out of its controversial new privacy policy and is enforcing...