Google tweaks their privacy policies

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Google has announced a number of changes to their privacy policy, making them more simplified and removing some of the complicated "lawyer" terminology. In a post on the official Google blog, Mike Yang, Google's Associate General...

Brazil hosts web policy forum

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More than 2,000 people who oversee the workings of the net around the world are gathering in Brazil. Policy makers, activists and officials are gathering in Rio de Janeiro for the second Internet Governance...

Google privacy policy 'is vague'

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Elements of Google's privacy policy are "vague" and need to be made more precise, the firm's global privacy counsel has told BBC News. Peter Fleischer said the company "could do better" with policy statements...

European officials question Google's privacy policy

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A European Commission advisory group, composed of representatives from all of the European Union countries, sent Google a letter expressing concern over Google's new privacy policy announced in March. The issue surrounds Google's policy of...

eBay 'sorry' over policy change

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Auction website eBay has apologised for not giving sellers enough notice about changing the default settings for the 'simple search' on ebay.com. Until recently, items put up for sale by eBay customers on the UK...

Microsoft considers China policy

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A senior executive for Microsoft has said the firm could pull out of non-democratic countries such as China. Fred Tipson, senior policy counsel for the computer giant, said concerns over the repressive regime...

China Reaffirms Position on Internet Policy

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China has reaffirmed its position onpolicing its citizens' usage of the internet following Wednesdays Congressionalquestioning of technology giants Microsoft Corp., Cisco Systems Inc., Yahoo Inc.,and Google Inc. The House of Representatives International Relations subcommitteebecame interested...

Policy Deals Blow to Microsoft

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The state of Massachusetts will require that by 2007 all documents produced by the state's executive branch must be stored in a new universal format. The policy change, which will require modifications to software running...

Managing Service Pack 2 Features Using Group Policy

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Windows XP SP2 provides more than 600 new Group Policy settings to help administrators manage policy settings related to Windows Firewall, Internet Explorer, Internet Communication Management, Automatic Updates, security, Terminal Services, user profiles, and other...

Coalition forms to steer VoIP policy

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A group of companies, including AT&T, MCI, Intel and Texas Instruments, banded together this week in an effort to influence VoIP regulation and policy making. Calling itself the Voice on the Net (VON)...

Microsoft's Patch Policy Pickle

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Blaster attacks could prompt default enablement of automated updates. In the wake of recent widespread worm attacks on the Internet, Microsoft is considering taking an unprecedented step: making automatic download and installation...

Apple's Music Store Policy [Updated]

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Big thanks goes out to jessejlt for pointing out this update by Slashdot: The post to Politech says the songs would "disappear," not be deleted; from the context, it seems they were merely...

Amazon agrees to change privacy policy

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Amazon.com agreed this week to make changes to its privacy policy after coming under scrutiny from consumers and regulators who claimed that the e-commerce giant did not adequately protect customer data. In a...

Hotmail policy raises privacy concerns

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Found this over on NewOrder... Hotmail users can now get a better look at their personal account settings -- but some of the service's estimated 110 million active users may not like what they...

Yahoo revises privacy policy

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Thanks Grappa for the heads up. UPDATE: Web portal Yahoo has revised its privacy policy to more clearly describe how personal data will be treated in certain circumstances, company executives said. ...

Win2000/XP Group Policy Object Tool

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Thanks for the heads up babis Microsoft has released a tool that can be used by system administrators to stop the SNMP service if it is running, and disable it so that it...

AOL to use web bugs after policy change

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This may be old news, but I'll post anyway! A recent addition to America Online's privacy policy clears the way for the company to use online tracking tools, including cookies and Web...

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