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German Court Orders Google To Clean Up Its Autocomplete Results

Internet giant Google has been ordered by a German federal court to ensure its autocomplete feature generates ‘clean’ results. The Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe told the search engine firm in the future it must ensure terms generated by the word completion feature are not offensive or defamatory. A German business man first brought […]

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Facebook privacy policy vote ignored – a worrying sign for the draft UK Communications Data Bill?

Just a few weeks after the mass circulation of a fake Facebook update on privacy, Facebook users overwhelmingly ignored the last-ever public vote on the network’s privacy policy. And just as common sense seems to be losing out to ignorance, the UK Government is debating The Draft Communications Data Bill – which has been labelled…

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British Airways faces backlash on passenger ID scheme

British Airways has been subjected to fierce criticism over its use of passenger data in a new scheme. The Daily Mail has reported that under the “Know Me” scheme, 2,000 members of airline staff will have access to passenger information – gleaned from Google searches – via an iPad. As well as accessing standardly-held data […]

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IE10: Do Not Track plans cause web browser controversy

Saiqa Bi, ClickThrough Marketing’s paid search manager, looks at Microsoft’s plans for its new web browser, Internet Explorer 10, and asks if we’re getting closer to the era of truly private search Are we getting closer to the era of private search? At the end of May, when Microsoft announced that its new browser, Internet…

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Whoa! Google to censor UK search results?

A report published this week by a cross party committee of MPs and peers recommended that legislation should be introduced to force Google to censor search results, particularly in relation to protecting privacy. The rise and rise of social networking and the Internet has meant that cases such as the super injunction cases last year…

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Are social networks abusing privacy too much for their own ends?

There does seem to be a constant erosion of privacy by social networks, and the announcement this week that Google’s latest privacy changes will use data across the entire product set is already subject to criticism. LinkedIn introduced social ads last summer which had a default opt-out setting for your name and photo to be…

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More Google + Thoughts & Tricks

It seems that Google + has a raft of other uses for serious networkers. For instance, many people looking to make contacts look through LinkedIn profiles and Twitter followers of authoritative or influential people to find new contacts. Facebook Friends can often also be searched in the same manner. Google+ offers the same facility. So,…

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