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Former Facebook executive says Google, Facebook are ‘surveillance states’ and risk more regulation

Even though he was once an executive at Facebook, Chamath Palihapitiya, CEO of Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings, favors investing in Amazon instead, he told CNBC’s “Fast Money: Halftime Report” on Thursday. President Donald Trump...

Google’s new program to track shoppers sparks a federal privacy complaint

A prominent privacy rights watchdog is asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate a new Google advertising program that ties consumers’ online behavior to their purchases in brick-and-mortar stores. The legal complaint from the Electronic Privacy Inf...

Google is secretly recording you through your smart phone

Of course you knew that Google has been recording you without your knowledge, but do you know how to...

The nine companies that know more about you than Google or Facebook

You probably assume Google and Facebook know everything about you. You may not have heard of a group...

Google has proposed changes in laws for requesting data

General counsel Kent Walker is advocating a new approach. Google says governments should overhaul...

Be careful celebrating google’s new ad blocker. Here’s what’s really going on.

Google, a data mining and extraction company that sells personal information to advertisers, has hit...

Google: If you use Gmail, you have “No Legitimate Expectation of Privacy”

If you happen to be one of the 400 million people who use Google’s Gmail service for sending...

Google’s program tracks shoppers, sparks a federal privacy complaint

A program, called Store Sales Measurement, allows Google to see consumer credit and debit purchases....

NSA uses Google cookies to pinpoint targets for hacking

The National Security Agency is secretly piggybacking on the tools that enable Internet advertisers ...