Google has said to users of its intrusive recording spectacle product, Google Glass, that they need to avoid being a “Glasshole” by not respecting other people. In a page of ‘dos and don’ts’ for Glass users, the company studiously ignores mentioning the word ‘privacy’. Yet its advice clearly is, in part, a reaction […]
The real plus from Google Plus is for Google itself, according to the New York Times. It has highlighted how Google is increasingly trying to coral internet users into signing into Google Plus, even if they don’t use the social media platform, in order to profit from bringing together of user information from all […]
As a consumer business, you want to be loved. Hell, you need to be loved. But you won’t be loved and you won’t have a lasting relationship without mutual respect. How can we respect and love you when you persistently abuse our right to privacy?
Our Valentine’s Day message to you, dearest Google, is to […]
There’s a fascinating article by Yasha Levine that illuminates a point we’ve been mulling over for some time: what data Google holds on us and what it’s aiming to achieve with all of this. The full article, available here http://indypendent.org/2014/02/11/google’s-profit-surveillance-problem reveals the following:
Here’s are some of the things that Google would use to construct its profiles, […]
Marc Bradshaw, one of the three British claimants taking legal action against Google for the Safari breach, has written a letter in response to the action forced on Google France by French regulator, CNIL. At the weekend Google tried to sneak out the notice of enforcement that CNIL obliged it to put on its […]
Google has tried to sneak out a regulatory notice informing consumers of its fine by the French regulator, CNIL, this weekend. The notice is up as we write, but will be down tomorrow (Sunday evening), presumably in the hope that most consumers will miss it as they’ll be enjoying le weekend. Anyway, scroll down […]
The French tax authorities are claiming €1bn from Google after completing an investigation of its tax strategies.
According to Agence France Presse, Google reported €192.9m of revenue in France in 2012, and paid just €6.5m in tax on a net profit of €8.3m. Media reports state that much of Google’s French revenue passes through a Dutch-registered […]
Google is advertising (on its own site obviously) for a General Counsel in London who will have as part of his or her remit, the role of “privacy engineering”. The internet giant says the lucky candidate will get to work with a “whip-smart group of in-house lawyers” – so smart you could argue that […]