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Google snubbed in France over attempt to limit right-to-be-forgotten requests

A French privacy watchdog insists that Google's takedown requests should be applied to all the company's domains around the world, otherwise the search giant could face a fine.

By September 21, 2015


Verizon faces steady stream of requests for customer data

Even though it's received nearly 150,000 government data requests so far this year, Verizon says the overall percent of its customers affected remains small.

By July 20, 2015


How to request a song through Apple's Beats 1 radio station

Not crazy about the music Apple's Beats 1 is playing? You can call in to request your own favorite tunes. But your request may not be granted right away.

By July 1, 2015


How to send a file request using Dropbox

Forget setting up shared folders in order to receive files from fellow Dropbox users; file requests are here.

By June 17, 2015


Reddit's first transparency report reveals requests for user data

Last year, the social news site complied with 32 of 55 requests for user information, though the site says it generally ignores government demands that it not inform people when their data has been requested.

By January 30, 2015


Google wants to limit 'right to be forgotten' requests to Europe

Google's legal chief says the search giant will review what others have to say about its policy, but the company maintains its "strong view" on handling website removal requests.

By January 20, 2015


New California law requires police to get warrants for online data

Backed by many tech firms and the ACLU, the privacy law hits the books but doesn't apply to federal law enforcement authorities.

By October 8, 2015


Google search chief: Users have right to be forgotten online -- in some cases

Amit Singhal, Google's search chief, says teenagers and other people who make small, "innocent" mistakes shouldn't be chased their entire lives.

By October 8, 2015


Apple reportedly plans to occupy 'second spaceship' campus in Silicon Valley

The tech giant inked a deal for a curvaceous, 777,000-square-foot campus in Sunnyvale, California, according to BizJournals.

By October 1, 2015


Facebook sees 24% uptick in government requests for user data

During the first half of the year, the social network received 15,433 requests for data in the US alone.

By November 4, 2014