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Facebook: Check-In with Your Face for Customized Retail Deals; Now ‘Acutally’ Deletes Users Photos in 30 Days; Update for App Dashboard, Age-gating of Likes; Open Graph Object Titles Removed

Facedeals that produces facial recognition camera systems, developed a new technology that ties its system to automatically tag your photo on Facebook. The system at the moment being trialed in the US state of Tennessee, and users need to opt in to a third party service via their Facebook account to be part of the …

Microsoft IT Rolled Out Windows 8 and IE10 to 30,000 Employees; ‘Do Not Track’ Default in IE10 Express Settings

Microsoft’s IT department today in a blog post offers some of its own tips and tricks and the lessons learned from its internal roll-out of Windows 8 and IE 10 Release Preview– highlighting three areas from its deploying experience: “support, security and user experience.”

Written by Patrick O’Rourke, director within the strategy, planning …

UK ICO Slams Google for Breach of Undertaking Signed Over Street View Data – Strikes Antitrust Deal with EU

Google in a letter to the UK’s Information Commissioner, confirmed that it had located additional payload data collected by its Street View cars prior to May 2010 and the ICO, which has repeatedly asked Google to delete the extra data, has thrown a few choice words in Google’s direction.

Microsoft Details ‘Read Mode’ in Word 2013, SharePoint 2013 Sharing, Profiles, Privacy, and Search

Microsoft Office 2013 comes with a “Read Mode” that is designed from the ground up with the unique aspects of reading in mind. “Just as Word already helps people create and share information, the new Word makes consuming those documents on any screen a great experience,” Microsoft stated.

The new Reading Mode essentially …

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Trust Center Offers In-depth Info about the Privacy and Security Practices of CRM Online

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Trust Center, unveiled today is a website that delivers to customers and potential customers high-level information about the privacy, transparency, independent verification and security features of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online.

Designed to offer the performance, scalability, security and service levels organizations expect, “Dynamics CRM Online has built-in capabilities for …

Microsoft Rolls Out New Look ‘Online Privacy Statements’ Didn’t “Condensed”

Microsoft unveiling initial improvements to the look and feel of many of its “online privacy statements” to make privacy information easier to locate and use for many consumers.

Microsoft Chief Privacy Officer, Brendon Lynch stated, “We are not “condensing our privacy statements,” just making them easier for people to find the information they …

SMBs Embracing Cloud Services, ‘Closely’ Scrutinizing Privacy Policies & Practices of Providers

A Microsoft commissioned research in Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway, Sweden and the United States reveals that data protection policies and practices of cloud providers are figuring prominently in U.S. SMBs’ cloud-purchasing decisions.

Among the survey’s noteworthy findings which involved, “Seven hundred and sixty-nine privacy professionals in the U.S. with …

YouTube’s New Face Blurring Tool Helps Providing Visual Anonymity in Video

YouTube’s new “face blurring” tool launches today, allows users to obscure faces within their videos with just a click of a button.

With face blurring technology, YouTube taking its first step towards providing visual anonymity for video on YouTube. “This is emerging technology, which means it sometimes has difficulty detecting faces depending on …

Microsoft Pushes EU BCS Software on 28M Windows 7 SP1 PCs, After EU’s Complaint – Offers Tips to Keep Microsoft Account Secure

In a press release, Microsoft stated that they fixed a technical error that prevented the Browser Choice Screen (BCS) from displaying on roughly 28 million PCs running Windows 7 SP1 in Europe where Internet Explorer is the default browser.

“Sinc 2009, under a agreement with EU, Microsoft is required to …

Google Settles Safari Tracking Probe for $22.5 Million; Demands Oracle $4 Million Against Legal Expenses Incured

Federal Trade Commission and Google have reportedly reached an agreement to settle charges regarding the proble over Google bypassing the privacy setting in Apple’s Safari web browser.

As per the settlement, Google agrees to pay a record fine of $22.5 million, the Wall Street Journal first reported on the looming deal …

Disable Firefox 13 ‘New Tab’ Feature Amid Security Breach, Fix Promised! – Firefox? for Android? “Something BIG is Coming your way Next Week”

Mozilla outed Firefox 13 with a number of new features, including support for Google’s SPDY protocol, a new homescreen, an update “New Tab” page offering easy access to frequently visited sites with thumbnails, and also a ‘Tabs on demand’ which aims to speed up your browsing experience.

However, the convenient speed dial look …

U.S. Senator Questions Google and Apple About their “Spy Planes”

U.S. Senator Questions Google and Apple About their “Spy Planes”; Google to YouTube MP3 Conversion Site Stop Services

Google Engineers Said “Not my job” Denials Over Street View Data Collection – Google, Facebook, Twitter Tops the List of Sites Most Tracking, Study

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“Not my job,” this is the declarations of Google engineers when it came to the Wifi data collection done by Google’s Street View project — revealed through a trove Google documents related to a federal investigation of its Street View.

Although the project was intended to photograph the world’s …

Facebook Pages SEO, Launches Security ‘Code Generator, Report Content, Improved Mobile Recover Flaw’ on Mobile Devices; Verified Phone Number for Desktop; Tests Video Call Button on Profiles

Facebook launched a few improvements to its safety and security products for its nearly half billion mobile users.

First Code Generator, an addition to Login Approvals feature, making it easier to confirm logins made on new devices. Using Code Generator, users will be able to receive Login Approval codes through their Facebook Application, …

Microsoft Applies .Windows, .Xbox among Other TLDs – Awards Researchers Fighting Child Sex Trafficking

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Named and Numbers (ICANN) today revealed a massive list of what companies had applied to take control of top-level domain names. Google had recently applied for .doc, .google, .android, .chrome, .cloud, .lol, .vip, and .wow etc.

Now, according to the list, Microsoft has applied to own …