Tag Archives: Google

Social Media Watch – May 2014

Social Media Watch returns with updates from the EU and US legal landscape, some notable cases of government access to personal data, and an overview of some important reports describing the need for updated regulation in the data economy.

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt Awards Citizen Lab “New Digital Age” Grant

The Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto is one of ten non-profits in the U.S. and abroad to receive the New Digital Age Grants.

Social Media CyberWatch – April 2013

This Social Media CyberWatch looks at various legislative updates to privacy law, as well as other social media tracking activities.

Update to “Permission to Spy: An Analysis of Android Malware Targeting Tibetans” in Tibetan: གསང་མྱུལ་བར་ཆོག་མཆན། ཨན་སྒྲོ་དྲ་འབུ་ཅན་གྱི་མཉེན་ཆས་ཤིག་གིས་བོད་རིགས་རྣམས་དམིགས་འབེན་ཏུ་བཟུང་བའི་སྐོར་ལ་བརྟག་དཔྱད།

This is the update to “Permission to Spy: An Analysis of Android Malware Targeting Tibetans”, written in Tibetan language.

Social Media CyberWatch – March 2013

This edition of Social Media CyberWatch looks at new developments in privacy research, legal debates, and online service provider policies and decisions.

Social Media CyberWatch – February 2013

This Social Media CyberWatch looks at the rebirth of CISPA, death of bill C-30, EU privacy lobbying, Facebook and Google Play privacy concerns, and various web tracking policy developments such as Do Not Track and third-party cookies implementations.

Call for Applications: 2013 Google Policy Fellowship

The Citizen Lab is proud to participate in the Google Policy Fellowship for the fifth time next summer. In June 2013, a Google Policy Fellowship based at the Citizen Lab will be be offered to a student who is passionate about technology and Internet policy. Applications are due by March 15 2013 (midnight Pacific time). For more information see the Google Policy Fellowship website.

Facebook, Google may face tougher EU curbs on data usage

Source: Stephanie Bodoni, Bloomberg

Facebook Inc., Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. may face stricter privacy rules requiring them to let users shift data to competitors in the EU under proposed changes to a draft law.

Google quietly removes censorship warning feature for search users in China

Source: Tech Crunch

Google has quietly disabled a feature that notified users of its search service in China when a keyword had been censored by the Chinese government’s internet controls.

Kazakhstan sues Google, Twitter and Facebook

Source: RT

Google, Facebook, Twitter, and LiveJournal are among the defendants in a lawsuit filed by Kazakh prosecutors seeking to shutdown some opposition media outlets in the republic.