Google: Privacy

  • Google Analytics now secures all web traffic

    Google alerted Analytics users on Wednesday that it will now be securing all traffic communication of websites using Google Analytics, whether the sites are using HTTPS or not. “For years we have followed our clients’ desires to secure their traffic or not, securing traffic for secure websites, and not for insecure ones.

    Ginny Marvin/ Marketing Land- 15 readers -
  • Google Updates User Ads Settings When Signed In Or Out

    … Google has updated the format of ads settings pages where users can exercise some control over how their data is used for ad targeting from Google ad systems. This is the place to go to find out what age and gender Google thinks you are and what kinds of things you’re interested in for ad targeting purposes. The last significant overhaul…

    Ginny Marvin/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 17 readers -
  • EFF Launches New Do Not Track Standard With Coalition Of Web Companies

    … In reaction to the digital advertising industry’s inability to come to a consensus on how to or whether to adhere to users’ “Do Not Track” browser preferences, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), privacy firm Disconnect and a group of internet companies have announced a new Do Not Track (DNT) setting to offer stronger protections…

    Ginny Marvin/ Marketing Land- 12 readers -
  • UK Paper Argues Right To Be Forgotten Being Abused In Some Cases

    …: Examples of links deleted by Google include a number of Mail articles detailing issues ranging from drug abuse to incest, murder and spying . . . For instance, Mail received a request to remove a May 2009 article describing the sordid captivity in which Josef Fritzl kept his family . . . Another Mail story removed from Google concerned Ronald Castree…

    Greg Sterling/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 17 readers -
  • Google’s Europe CEO Brittin Undertakes New Charm Offensive

    … in Europe. Brittin offered two lines of defense. He said the mobile market and internet generally were more competitive than ever. He mentioned apps as an implied source of competition and alluded to Facebook without naming the company. It remains to be seen if the new charm offensive works and whether Google can appease its critics without making…

    Greg Sterling/ Marketing Land- 19 readers -
  • Google Faces Potential $19M Privacy Fine In Netherlands

    … Google continues to face potential fines for failing to change its privacy policy in Europe. Since the company introduced its “simplified privacy policy” in 2012 it has faced Europe-wide criticism and the threat of fines for violating local data protection laws. Multiple government data protection authorities across Europe are cooperating…

    Greg Sterling/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 16 readers -
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