The social network Facebook is coming under heavy fire as members increasingly complain about inadequate privacy controls. In France, three employees have been sacked from their jobs because of derogatory comments they made in a private conversation on Facebook. Is Facebook blurring the lines between the private and the public?
Popular social networking site Facebook has unveiled new security features that will prevent hacking, following a growing storm over privacy issues. Critics claimed some Facebook features compromise the privacy of its more than 400 million members.
Google is once again on a mission to prove that it observes its own maxim "don’t be evil" by launching a tool that shows which countries have made requests for user data and for data to be filtered out of searches.
Germany announced Monday that it may buy the names of suspected tax-dodgers from a Swiss whistle-blower, leaving the two countries on a collision course over Switzerland’s prized banking secrecy regulations.
Three more French publications were ordered to pay 16,000 in damages to Roman Polanski for breaching his right to privacy. They published pictures of him in Swiss home from where he is fighting extradition to the US.
This week, Facebook, the world's most popular social networking site, rolled out a new set of changes to users' privacy options. Privacy advocates have slammed these changes, with one group calling it "downright ugly."
INTERNATIONAL PRESS REVIEW: The Guardian in the UK and 55 other newspapers around the world are speaking with one voice this morning. Their editorials call on delegates in Copenhagen to ‘make the right choice’.
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