Google halts student Gmail advertisement scans

Posted in Business on 3rd May, 2014
by Alex Muller

Google has stopped scanning millions of Gmail accounts linked to an educational scheme - a process it uses to target adverts.

Google says government requests 'up 120%' in four years

Posted in Business on 29th Mar, 2014
by Alex Muller

Google has said the number of requests it has had from governments to share information about its users has gone up by 120% in the past four years.

Google violated Dutch data protection laws, says watchdog

Posted in Business on 1st Dec, 2013
by Alex Muller

Google breached Dutch data protection laws by combining data on users of its different services, said the Netherlands' privacy watchdog.