Friday, August 18, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
YouTube TV expands to new markets
Facebook Tests News Stories Customized to Users' Interests
Google Home Now Supports Free Calls
Asus Unveils the ZenFone 4 Pro, ZenFone 4, ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro, and ZenFone 4 Selfie
Nokia 8 Shipped With ZEISS Optics
Apple is Getting Serious in TV Shows and Film Prospect
Acer's New 4K Projectors Bring the Benefits of Cinema Home
Fiat Chrysler Joins BMW, Intel, Mobileye in Autonomous Driving Team
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > Google ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Monday, June 11, 2007
Google 'hostile to privacy'


Google has the most abysmal privacy policies and is leading a "race to the bottom" by the world's most renowned Internet firms, according to a British human rights advocacy group.

London-based Privacy International, which has monitored rights protections on the Internet since its fledgling days, ranked Google "hostile to privacy" in a fresh report that it staunchly defended on Sunday.

Google rivals Yahoo and AOL have "substantial privacy threats" rankings a notch above the Mountain View, California-based online search king.

Microsoft does one better, landing in the "serious lapses" category. None of the approximately two dozen firms rated by PI made the top "privacy friendly" ranking in the six-tier scale.

"We are aware that the decision to place Google at the bottom of the ranking is likely to be controversial," the group stated in its report.

"But, throughout our research we have found numerous deficiencies and hostilities in Google's approach to privacy that go well beyond those of other organizations."

Google collects vast amounts of information about users and is poised to amass even more with the pending purchase of ad-tracking firm Double Click, according to PI.

While other Internet firms share some of Google's negative traits, "none comes close to achieving status as an endemic threat to privacy," the report stated.

Replying to the report, Google told Associated Press that it is proud of its array of products and that it stands by what it claimed as a record for protecting user privacy.

"It's a shame that Privacy International decided to publish its report without speaking to us about our products. We recognize that user trust is central to our business and Google aggressively protects our users' privacy."

Google has a "vague, incomplete and possibly deceptive" privacy policy, PI concluded in the report.


Previous
Next
Adobe's New Tools Run Web Programs Offline        All News        Panasonic Expands Hollywood Bluray Disc Facility
Adobe's New Tools Run Web Programs Offline     General Computing News      LG Electronics, Microsoft in Patents Deal

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Google Home Now Supports Free Calls
Google is Getting Ready For New European Data Protection Rules With Privacy Website
Google Fires Employee Over Anti-diversity Memo
Google is Developing technology for Snapchat-like media Content
Google Adds SOS Alerts to Search and Maps
Alphabet Earns More Cash Despite Antitrust Fine
Google Embrace News Feed on Mobile With Personalized 'Feed'
Google Hire Coming to the U.S.
Google Glass Resurrects as an Enterprise Edition
Google Wins Legal Fight with Labor Department Over Gender Pay Gap Data
French Government Objects Court Tax Ruling For Google's Case
Google Wins Tax Case in France

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .