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Google & Privacy - The Series

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Google & Privacy - The Series

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.

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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) (YHOO) (NYSE:YELP) (NYSE: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.