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Greg Stohr / Bloomberg:
Supreme Court to decide if law enforcement can obtain emails and data stored overseas by tech firms in Microsoft vs US government email privacy case   —  Law enforcement seeks data held overseas by tech companies  —  U.S. says Google, Yahoo not complying with search warrants
Oct 16, 2017, 10:35 AMIn context
Google Online Security Blog:
Google details plan to distrust Symantec-issued certificates starting with Chrome 66 in 2018   —  This post is a broader announcement of plans already finalized on the blink-dev mailing list.  —  At the end of July, the Chrome team and the PKI community converged upon a plan to reduce …
Sep 12, 2017, 9:40 AMIn context
The Shield:
500+ apps, downloaded 100M+ times, removed by Google from Play Store or updated after it was discovered that an ad SDK they used could serve as spyware backdoor   —  The Lookout Security Intelligence team has discovered an advertising software development kit (SDK) called Igexin that had the capability …
Aug 22, 2017, 1:40 PMIn context
Tony Romm / Recode:
Apple, Snap, Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, Cisco, and Verizon among firms who filed amicus brief for cellphone location privacy case going before US Supreme Court   —  In a new amicus brief, tech and telecom companies say law enforcement should have to clear a higher bar to obtain location data.
Aug 15, 2017, 5:10 PMIn context
Alexander J Martin / Sky News:
UK government proposes Data Protection Bill that includes new “right to be forgotten” legislation for users and fines for companies that breach users' privacy   —  Google and Facebook could face fines stretching into billions of pounds if they breach users' privacy under a new law.
Aug 7, 2017, 10:35 AMIn context
Washington Post:
EPIC files suit with FTC over Google's opaque Store Sales Measurement plan to track shoppers' in-store purchases, saying users have no easy way to opt out   —  A prominent privacy rights watchdog is asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate a new Google advertising program …
Jul 31, 2017, 10:00 AMIn context
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
Sources: tech firms including Facebook, Alphabet, Apple are not as engaged in FISA debate as they were in bulk collection, possibly weakening reform prospects   —  6 MIN READ  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc's Google, Apple Inc and other major technology firms …
Jul 18, 2017, 6:45 PMIn context
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
In provisional ruling, judge denies US Labor Department's request for full details on Google employees that it sought as part of an equal pay investigation   —  The Labor Department will not get access to the full details it has requested on 21,000 Google employees as part of its investigation of equal pay …
Jul 16, 2017, 11:00 PMIn context
Washington Post:
Google to begin using credit and debit card transaction data to show that online ads prompt consumers to buy in physical stores, details privacy-preserving tech   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Google will begin using data from billions of credit and debit card transactions — including card numbers …
May 23, 2017, 1:35 PMIn context
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
How Google plans to make Assistant ubiquitous in order to challenge Siri and Alexa, both of which have their own strong incumbent advantages   —  Everybody just wants the Star Trek computer.  —  We all know how it works: an ambient AI that's available everywhere, knows nearly everything …
May 17, 2017, 3:30 PMIn context

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