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Jillian D'Onfro / Business Insider:
Google will build an “off-the-record” Incognito-like mode into Home to help with privacy concerns   —  Google knows how important it is to avoid crossing the “creepy” line, so the company is baking privacy controls into its smart home appliance, Google Home, CEO Sundar Pichai …
Jun 1, 2016, 3:45 PMIn context
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Google adds a secure beacon feature to its Eddystone beacon format to enable private interactions   —  Google's Eddystone beacons offer a privacy-focused way to track your stuff  —  Google's bluetooth beacon hopes to bring the Internet of Things to all your things.
Apr 15, 2016, 4:00 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google updates Chrome Web Store user data policy with stricter privacy and transparency requirements, gives developers until July 15 to comply   —  Google updates Chrome Web Store user data policy, will remove violating apps and extensions on July 15, 2016  —  Google today updated …
Apr 15, 2016, 2:45 PMIn context
Todd Shields / Bloomberg Business:
FCC advances rules requiring ISPs to get customer approval before sharing their data with advertisers and others   —  Limits on Internet Providers' Use of Data Advance at the FCC  —  Cable, telephone companies say privacy rule disadvantages them  —  FCC rule may benefit Google, Facebook that aren't covered
Mar 31, 2016, 5:05 PMIn context
Devlin Barrett / Wall Street Journal:
ACLU finds 63 instances since 2008 where US government sought court order under All Writs Act to compel tech companies to extract data from smartphones   —  Google Also Has Been Ordered to Help Unlock Phones, Records Show  —  Advocacy group finds 63 cases where government sought orders to have phones opened under 1789 law
Mar 30, 2016, 1:40 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Google and Yahoo say they're still working on usable end-to-end encrypted email but decline to predict release dates   —  The Dream Of Usable Email Encryption Is Still A Work In Progress  —  Tech-savvy people have had a way to send secure email since the mid 1990s, when legendary cryptographer …
Mar 26, 2016, 10:10 AMIn context
Julia Love / Reuters:
Sources: any collection of customer data used in Apple's products like Siri, iAd needs approval from committee of three internal “privacy czars” and a top exec   —  Apple ‘privacy czars’ grapple with internal conflicts over user data  —  As Apple Inc(AAPL.O) …
Mar 21, 2016, 10:05 PMIn context
Danny Yadron / Guardian:
Spurred on by Apple/FBI standoff, Facebook, Google, Snapchat plan to increase encryption of user data; WhatsApp plans to add encrypted voice calls within weeks   —  Facebook, Google and WhatsApp plan to increase encryption of user data  —  Spurred on by Apple's battles against the FBI …
Mar 14, 2016, 11:40 AMIn context
Mark Scott / New York Times:
EU and US trans-Atlantic data transfer deal, Privacy Shield, has stricter rules on data transfer, new limits on surveillance   —  E.U. and U.S. Release Details on Trans-Atlantic Data Transfer Deal  —  American and European officials released details on Monday about a new trans-Atlantic data …
Feb 29, 2016, 10:25 AMIn context
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Google CEO Sundar Pichai tweets in support of Apple, says forcing companies to enable hacking could compromise user privacy   —  Google CEO Sundar Pichai backs Tim Cook over Apple-FBI controversy  —  Google CEO Sundar Pichai just weighed in on the ongoing issue over device encryption between Apple …
Feb 17, 2016, 7:15 PMIn context

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