Google’s latest privacy attack

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982cmf Google’s latest privacy attack

On Tuesday, Google agreed to pay a $7 million fine as part of the settlement of a case arising from massive privacy violations incurred during the rollout of its Street View mapping project. The announcement generated a wave of approving press.The New York Times quoted Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen lauding the “new Google”:”This is the industry giant,” he said. “It is committing to change its corporate culture to encourage sensitivity to issues of personal data privacy.”But less than 24 hours later, Google kicked Adblock Plus, a popular app that blocks ads and prevents third-party tracking, right out of its Google Play app store. There are obviously some clear limits to Google’s privacy sensitivity, particularly when it comes to protecting advertising revenue on mobile devices.Continue Reading…

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