"I think in many ways some of the things Google has been doing lately might be rooted in a need to be an innovative, creative company trying new things," Reitman said. "However, the significant effects of these things on privacy can be quite extraordinary. Because so many people rely on...
The services will no longer be available to anyone who doesn't agree to the new policies but Internet users are not totally helpless and can take control of their own Google data protection by following a few useful tips. Deactivate your web protocol: Google uses a so-called web protocol to...
The Electronic Frontier Foundation called on Google today to include a Do Not Track option in Chrome, an option all the other major browsers provide, and for Google sites to respect Do Not Track requests from those other browsers.
Google does hand over user data in response to government requests on a regular basis, as noted in the company's Transparency Report . The EFF notes that disabling Web History "does not change the fact that any information gathered and stored by Google could be sought by law enforcement."