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Google steps up Android privacy protections with new warnings

Google's announced it will step up its Safe Browsing protections on Android devices to provide more warning when apps steal your personal information. The alerts will include potentially risky apps that weren't installed through the Play Store.

Apple locked in differential privacy debate

A new data collection technique being used by firms including Apple could let companies collect app use information while protecting your identity. Differential privacy adds "noise" to data harvested from your device, preventing it from being traced back.

EU court rules that data collection rules violate privacy rights

On Tuesday, a data communications collection requirement was struck down in the European Union and declared invalid, on the grounds that it infringed on basic privacy rights.

Op-Ed: NSA, Obama defend cellphone tracking program

New York - The National Security Agency (NSA), which collects nearly 5 billion cellphone records a day to track the movement of individuals, has defended its position by citing a Reagan-era executive order that justifies the surveillance program.

Google's Street View car WiFi snooping was not an accident

A government report shows that Google's Street View cars were collecting emails and other data from WiFi users all over the world. Google leaders were informed about this, but the company insists it was 'inadvertent'.
 

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