March 1, 2012 |
June 20, 2013 |
November 23, 2009 |
[Germany] Several federal and regional government officials in Germany are trying to put a ban on Google Analytics , the search giant's free software product that allows website owners and publishers to get detailed statistics about the number, w here abouts and search behavior of their visitors (and much more). According to an article in today's Zeit Online (poor Google translation here), multiple federal and state government officials charged with guarding over national data...
September 9, 2008 |
Google, whose new, faster Web browser Chrome has raised privacy concerns on both sides of the Atlantic, said yesterday it was taking steps to mask the identities of people who use the tool. The move comes as privacy advocates here and in Europe expressed concern that the browser had the potential to give Google a way to track even more of users' online behavior and create rich profiles of them. Jane Horvath, Google's senior privacy counsel, said that the company would be anonymizing the Internet...
January 24, 2013 |
The push for strict new limits on how Internet companies collect and use consumer data in Europe has hit stiff resistance from U.S. industry groups and the Obama administration, dimming hopes that the effort could lead to expanded privacy safeguards for users worldwide. Privacy advocates have embraced a bill before the European Parliament as their best chance to win a range of protections that have failed to gain political traction in Washington. The sprawling nature of...
October 19, 2012 |
VIENNA — To carry on his war against Facebook, Max Schrems figures he needs at least 200,000 euros — about $250,000 — no small sum for a law student scraping by on a government stipend. But like those he is targeting, Schrems, 25, is a creature of the Internet age. He envisions a fundraising campaign that could go viral: If 10,000 people give 20 euros each, Schrems figures, he will have enough to take the world's most effective user revolt against Facebook to the next level — in a court of law. ...