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Google

Google Solidifies Search Engine Dominance Despite Privacy Concerns

Google is almost everyone’s favorite search engine, despite misgivings about data-collection and advertising practices that are widely seen as intrusive.

03/09/2012

A sign is displayed outside of the Google headquarters in Mountain View. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Google Seeks To Clarify New Privacy Policy

Seeking to blunt a sharp backlash to recent privacy policy changes, Google has offered to share “the real story” about a system that compiles information about users based on their activity on all of Google’s sites and products.

01/30/2012

Google

Google To Get More Personal With Search Results

Google is sifting through the photos and commentary on its blossoming social network so its Internet search results can include more personal information.

01/10/2012

Stanford Study Finds Personal Info Leaked To Online Advertisers

A new Stanford study has found that dozens of the most popular websites on the Internet are sharing user’s personal information with advertisers.

10/12/2011

The hacker group 'Anonymous' allegedly infiltrated the MyBART portion of the BART website Sunday.

BART Website Hacked By Group ‘Anonymous’

BART’s myBART website has been breached, including the release of thousands of user names, email addresses, passwords and other personal information.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/14/2011

Apple iPad

SF Man Among 2 Charged With Stealing With Stealing iPad Users’ Info

Federal prosecutors in New Jersey announced the arrests of two men accused of stealing e-mail addresses and other information from more than 100,000 Apple iPad users.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/18/2011

(Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Facebook Apps Breach Privacy Policy

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that 10 popular Facebook applications have been transmitting users’ personal identifying information to dozens of advertising and Internet tracking companies.

CBS San Francisco–10/18/2010

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