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Google streamlines privacy controls, analyzes your security settings

The search giant also creates a privacy site that will "candidly" answer user questions on how Google collects data and what it does with all of that information.

By June 1, 2015


Twitter earnings leaked via tweets, sales disappoint

The microblogging site inadvertently releases its first-quarter financials after posting on its own investor relations Web page. Shares fell after sales missed estimates and Twitter lowered its full-year guidance.

By April 28, 2015


Google loses ruling in Safari tracking case

The floodgates are now open for UK users to sue Google over privacy violations tied to tracking cookies.

By March 27, 2015


Google tests subscription service for ad-free websites

The test for Google's Contributor program enables you to see a thank-you note instead of an advertisement on participating websites. The cost: $1 to $3 per month.

By November 21, 2014


With Atlas, Facebook advertisers can follow you around the Web

The ad technology will allow Facebook partners to target ads at users on and off its website.

By September 28, 2014


Google buys video advertising firm mDialog

The search giant aims to bolster its online video ad tech, as money moves away from traditional display advertising.

By June 19, 2014


Google, Nielsen deepen ties for ad ratings on YouTube

Google has extended a deal with Nielsen to provide "online campaign ratings" for ads on YouTube -- the Web's biggest video platform -- after testing out such a relationship since November.

By April 1, 2014


Privacy groups ask FTC to block Facebook-WhatsApp deal

Not so fast, Facebook. Citing privacy concerns, two US-based watchdog groups file an FTC complaint hoping to block its planned $19 billion purchase of WhatsApp.

By March 6, 2014


Comcast to buy video-ad platform FreeWheel for about $320M

FreeWheel's service is designed to help TV networks, film studios, and other content companies sell and manage in-video ads across numerous Web sites and devices.

By March 1, 2014


Google settles with states in Safari-tracking case for $17M

Sidestepping third-party tracking cookie blockers in Apple's Safari browser is a costly dance, as Google agrees to pay another $17 million in the case.

By November 18, 2013