Byron Acohido, USA Today, Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Google CEO Larry Page won't be testifying before Congress this week. In response to an invitation last week from Rep. Mary Bono Mack, R-Calif., who asked Page to appear and explain the company's user policy changes, two other Google executives will appear.
Cecilia Kang, Post Tech, The Washington Post, Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Lawmakers said Tuesday that they still have questions regarding Google’s privacy policies after receiving an explanatory letter from the company. Reps. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) both said they had lingering questions about the policy, particularly about whether the company will allow its account holders to opt out of data collection and integration between its services.
Sharon Gaudin, Computerworld, Tuesday, January 31, 2012
In a letter sent to eight members of Congress, Google yesterday defended its move to consolidate its privacy policies and users' personal information. The 13-page letter explains Google's decision to alter its privacy policies and answers specific questions from the legislators. In sum, Google contended that its approach to privacy has not changed, that users still have control over how they use the company's various online services, and that private information remains private.
Kevin Purdy, TechRepublic, Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Takeaway: On one hand, new universal privacy policies do not apply Google Apps users; on the other hand it does, depending on where you look.
Alice Lipowicz, Federal Computer Week, Friday, January 27, 2012
Eric Chabrow, GovInfoSecurity.com, Friday, January 27, 2012
John P. Mello, Jr., PC World, Friday, January 27, 2012
Carl Franzen, TPMIdeaLab, Friday, January 27, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
Byron Acohido, USA Today, Friday, January 27, 2012
They may be battling each other tooth-and-nail to win over online advertisers. But Google and Facebook are on the same side when it comes to opposing new data-handling privacy laws fast-gelling in Europe and the U.S.