Several notes about Google and privacy. First, Lucas123
informs us that Google's global privacy counsel blogged about an improvement in Google's data-retention policies
: the company plans to anonymize data it stores about users after 18 months — a slight improvement on the "18 to 24 months" of the previous policy. This move may have come as a response to pressure from European regulators. Next, Spamicles
sends in word that an EFF attorney has been photographed by Google's Street View
. The funny thing is, this isn't the first time
it's happened. Finally, word from reader tamar that if you choose to share a video from Google Video to another social network like MySpace, your username and password get sent over http
in plaintext, rather than the more secure https.