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In the name of surveillance

The Essar leaks — a series of damning revelations on the illegal phone-tapping of politicians and industry leaders by the corporate giant — have wreaked the sort of havoc that the proverbial Pandora’s Box would find difficult to match.

Google forced to post € 150,000 fine notice on French site for data law violation

Google has been forced to post a privacy fine notice on the homepage of its French website for violating privacy laws.

Google argues for `right to read emails`

Google is reportedly adamant on its stand that it is part of its business to systematically scan every email sent through its Gmail service and hence, cannot be held responsible for breaching privacy of users.

EU tells Google to respect users’ privacy

The European Union has reportedly asked Internet search giant Google to modify the way it gathers the personal information of users.