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  • Google & Privacy - The Series 1 comment
    Jan 11, 2013 5:02 PM | about stocks: GOOG

    Google & Privacy - The Series

    (click to enlarge)Google is watching

    Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has had several issues regarding customer privacy over the years. This series of articles will explore these issues, past and present, including some of the legal actions taken by the FTC and the European Union.

    The watchdog group The American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research states in its study:

    In terms of conduct, Google has had an ongoing string of alleged instances that are raising public concerns, including: the unauthorized collection of consumer passwords, emails and other personal information (Wi-Spy); knowingly advertising illegal online products; the bypassing of the iPhone privacy settings to collect online information on consumer without their knowledge or permission; as well as other issues.

    ====== Posts ======

    Here I have a preliminary list of the topics I will cover. As articles get posted, I will update this with links, or changes.

    1. The Issues
    2. Street Scanning Issues
    3. Buzz - A Disaster
    4. Browser Issues
      1. Safari Workaround Fiasco
      2. Chrome Data Not Cleared
    5. GMAIL Reading
    6. DuckDuckGo - An Alternative
    7. FTC & Manipulating Internet Searches
    8. European CNIL Case
    9. Wrap Up


    The articles relate to (NASDAQ:MSFT) (NASDAQ:AAPL) (NYSE:NOK) (NASDAQ:YHOO) (NYSE:YELP) (NASDAQ:ORCL) among others.

    Disclosure: I am long AAPL.

    Additional disclosure: I may open long/short options positions in AAPL or other mentioned companies within the next 72 hours.

    Stocks: GOOG
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    Thanks a million for revealing other side of truth on GOOG & providing us with reference article by The Watchdog group The American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research states in its study - 24 page Article is awesome.
    Your effort in research and selflessly distributing to others is highly appreciated by us (Readers & followers).
    13 Jan 2013, 08:55 AM Reply Like
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