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Celebrities Threaten Google With $100 Million Lawsuit for iCloud Hacked Nude Photos

Celebrities Threaten Google With $100 Million Lawsuit for iCloud Hacked Nude Photos

Following hot on the heels of the recent celebrity photo hacking of Apple’s iCloud, a dozen or so unnamed victims are threatening to collectively sue Google for an alleged $100 million. Lawyers representing the women claim that the Internet search giant should have removed the images from their searches and servers and in failing to […]

Google Pressured by EU Data Regulators

Google Pressured by EU Data Regulators

Google continues to evade pressure from EU data regulators about making changes to its data privacy policy. This follows an amendment made by Google in March 2012 in which Google consolidated some sixty policies into one to cover their move to share data across their many platforms services, including Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube, Google Docs. […]

5M Gmail Passwords Released

5M Gmail Passwords Released

So another long list of passwords appears on the Internet. Uploaded to a Russian Bitcoin forum, the list reportedly contains email addresses and passwords hacked from Google’s Gmail service.  The accounts listed are English, Russian and Spanish with 60 percent of accounts supposedly still active today. The age of this list though is being questioned with some saying […]

Right to be Forgotten – Will it Work for you?

Right to be Forgotten – Will it Work for you?

Following a European ruling in May 2014, Google have enabled a process for individuals to request removal of links surfaced in search results pointing to negative content about them. Negative content could be that which is hindering your job opportunities or is simply something you’d rather not be known. It won’t happen just because you […]

Right to be Forgotten

Right to be Forgotten

Background In 1998, the home of Mario Costeja Gonzalez, a 58-year-old lawyer and calligrapher from northwestern Spain, was auctioned to enable him to pay a social security debt. These details, initially published in a newspaper, eventually found their way online. Years later, the information about the debt situation, remained available for all to see. Costeja […]