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Google may allow kids under 13 to sign up for Gmail, YouTube

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 17:59

For the first time, internet giant Google is to open Gmail, YouTube and some of its other services to children under the age of 13, according to media reports.

Facebook Messenger downloaded over 500 million times: Report

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 12:02

Google Play Store has reported that the new Facebook Messenger app has been downloaded over 500 million times on Android-based devices.

Messenger app: Facebook blackout on August 22?

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 17:21

Amid reports that Facebook`s Messenger app would be able to spy on users, an event has been organised inviting them to deactivate their accounts for 24 hours starting Friday, August 22 at 18:00 GMT in protest against the social networking site.

Internet privacy service Tor warns users it was attacked

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 09:30

Tor, the prominent system for protecting Internet privacy, said on Wednesday many of its users trying to reach hidden sites might have been identified by government-funded researchers.

Google under fire from regulators over response to EU privacy ruling

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 18:33

Google`s handling of "right to be forgotten" requests from European citizens will come under fire from the continent`s privacy watchdogs on Thursday, after the search engine restricted the removal of Internet links to European sites only.

Google must face US privacy lawsuit over commingled user data

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 09:05

Google is based in Mountain View, California, and operates its namesake Internet search engine.

Google must face US privacy lawsuit over commingled user data

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 22:42

A federal judge rejected Google Inc`s bid to dismiss a privacy lawsuit claiming it commingled user data across different products and disclosed that data to advertisers without permission.

Facebook faces action over `emotion contagion` Study

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 16:10

US privacy group Electronic Privacy Information Centre (EPIC) has filed a formal complaint with the Federate Trade Commission (FTC) over Facebook`s use of user data in its "emotion contagion" study.

US lawmakers pass bill to curb NSA

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 11:11

The US House of Representatives approved late Thursday a bill that would restrict the electronic surveillance powers of the National Security Agency (NSA).

Google set to improve users` security, privacy with easy high-end encryption

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 11:43

Google is working to improve users` security by making high-end encryption easy, while Apple is set to add privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo to their next OS.

Google in quandary over how to uphold EU privacy ruling

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 08:55

Google and other internet companies find themselves in a quandary over how to strike a balance between privacy and freedom of information as the top world search engine took a first step towards upholding an EU privacy ruling.

Snowden should `man up`, face justice in US: Kerry

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 18:39

Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday said fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden should "man up" and return to the United States to face justice for revealing US security secrets.