Displaying items by tag: Snooping

More than three years after it was first filed, a multi-million-pound British class action against Google has begun, with a lawyer for the company claiming the action was not viable and should not proceed.

Published in Technology Regulation

Google has begun a trial of its experimental new technology for ad targeting, known as Federated Learning of Cohorts, selecting a random set of users without notifying them, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an organisation that fights for digital rights, says.

Published in Business Intelligence

A group that had filed a class action against Google, for what it claimed was the company's tracking of 4.4 million iPhone users between August 2011 and February 2012, has won an appeal against dismissal of the case and will now be able to proceed with the action.

Published in Technology Regulation

Singapore Airlines has said it does not plan to use video cameras, that are part of its newer inflight entertainment systems, in any way, adding that they will be disabled.

Published in Security

A bid by a British collective to sue Google over what it claimed was the company's tracking of 4.4 million iPhone users between August 2011 and February 2012 has been blocked by the UK High Court.

Published in Mobility
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 09:18

Firefox collects data on you through hidden add-ons

Mozilla, the organisation that produces the Firefox browser and makes a loud noise about its open source credentials, is quietly collecting telemetry data on its users by the use of hidden add-ons, even though publicly visible telemetry controls are not selected.

Published in Apps

Google does not respect its own settings as far as location is concerned, and continues to record movements even after the Location History setting is turned off for its services, a report says.

Published in Mobility

A number of US politicians have written to Alphabet chief executive Larry Page and Apple chief executive Tim Cook, raising questions about the handling of personal information of users.

Published in Technology Regulation

More than a year ago, Google pledged to stop its systems from snooping on Gmail inboxes in order to personalise advertising.

Published in Security

A British collective is suing Google over what it claims is the search company's tracking of 4.4 million iPhone users between August 2011 and February 2012 using a workaround to bypass privacy settings in the Safari browser.

Published in Security

Despite being exposed as the king of snoopers, Google is now trying to obtain certification from the Australian Signals Directorate to handle Australian Government data that has the highest security classification.

Published in Open Sauce

The best way for Australia to show that it takes the privacy of its citizens seriously would be for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to levy a hefty fine on Google for having the guts to not only spy on all Android users, but to also use their own data to do so. Talk of chutzpah.

Published in Open Sauce

A survey of IT professionals in seven countries plus Hong Kong has found that many employees in their companies are looking to find out corporate information that is not needed by them to do their jobs.

Published in Security

With the arrival of its new Pixel phone this week — along with a host of other devices — Google appears to have thrown down the gauntlet to Apple in what some say is a fight for the top spot in the mobile space.

Published in Open Sauce

Employees must be told by companies if their corporate email accounts are being monitored, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled.

Published in Technology Regulation

Taking the opportunity to alert the world of its highly encrypted messaging app beyond Australia’s jurisdiction, SafeSwiss has made Swiss cheese of Malcolm Turnbull’s encryption troubles.

Published in Security

Google, the company whose former CEO said it had a policy “to get right up to the creepy line and not cross it”, says it will stop scanning personal Gmail accounts to deliver ads.

Published in Fuzzy Logic

The British government is contemplating legislation that would make it mandatory for Internet communications to be provided to agencies within a day after they were conducted.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Monday, 19 December 2016 10:23

Google agrees to delay snooping on Gmail

Google has agreed to change the way it scans emails destined for a Gmail user's inbox, following a class action lawsuit in California.

Published in Apps

Google has quietly dropped the longstanding wall between anonymous tracking of online ads and user's names, according to a report published by ProPublica.

Published in Data
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