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Google’s Advanced Protection Program Offers Security Options For High-Risk Users

Security is not a one-size-fits-all proposition, and features that are prohibitively inconvenient for some could be critical for others. For most users, standard account security settings options are sufficient protection against common threats. But for the small minority of users who might be targeted individually—like journalists, policy makers, campaign staff, activists, people with abusive exes, or victims of stalking—standard security options won’t cut it.

Source: Google’s Advanced Protection Program Offers Security Options For High-Risk Users | Electronic Frontier Foundation

App that matches your face to artwork is popular yet alarming

A Google app that matches people’s selfies to famous works of art and encourages users to share the side-by-sides on social media leaped to the top spot on the iTunes App Store charts this weekend, ahead of YouTube, Instagram and Facebook’s Messenger, but it has also drawn concerns from some that the privacy of the users may be at risk.

Source: A Google app that matches your face to artwork is wildly popular. It’s also raising privacy concerns. – The Washington Post

How Google constantly monitors us

Google is equally needy, but feels a lot more insidious than Facebook. Unlike Facebook, Google isn’t just a place you go. It’s built into the infrastructure of your life. It’s your house. It’s the roads and sidewalks you travel on. Google is a lot more infrastructural than Facebook, which is why breaches of trust feel a lot weirder and scarier.

Source: Google, You Creepy Sonofabitch | Brad Frost

Google faces probe for ‘violating’ location data privacy on Android devices

After Google reportedly confirmed the practice of gathering location data from Android devices even when the service was disabled by users, regulators in South Korea summoned representatives of the tech giant this week for questioning.

Source: Google faces probe for ‘violating’ location data privacy on Android devices | Business Standard News

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