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# Privacy

All time
# Google
Irish authorities asked Google to remove mystery content
Google launches its transparency report to highlight government removal requests: guess which country submitted most removal requests?
FBI to ease restrictions on agents' investigative powers
The FBI is due to release a new edition of its manual that will endow agents with new powers to monitor people who have caught their attention – including rummaging through their rubbish and putting surveillance teams on targets.
# Phone Hacking
News of the World formally apologises to Sienna Miller
News Group Newspapers apologised at London’s High Court today for the “harassment and distress” caused to the actress as a result of it hacking into her voicemail messages.
# Data Protection
Schools forced to remove CCTV systems by Data Protection Commissioner
The Data Protection Commissioner’s report for 2010 says investigation revealed inappropriate access to insurance data as well as two cases where school has to remove CCTV cameras.
# Privacy
Newspapers plan new bid to unmask superinjunction footballer
The Sun and other newspapers will return to the High Court, after a Scottish paper publishes the identity of the footballer.
# Privacy
Newspapers plan new bid to unmask superinjunction footballer
The Sun and other newspapers will return to the High Court, after a Scottish paper publishes the identity of the footballer.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Friday
The world is ending tomorrow (we’re told) so here it is: the last ever wrap-up of the day’s news.
# Privacy
Footballer sues Twitter – and possibly you – over superinjunction breaches
The unnamed Premier League footballer behind an injunction over an affair with Imogen Thomas files action against Twitter.
# blocked view
Google threatens to shut down Swiss Street View
Closing down the service in one whole country would be the internet giant’s biggest response yet to privacy violation claims.
# Poll
Poll: Are you concerned about online privacy breaches?
Facebook is the latest in a long line of companies to admit users’ personal data has been compromised. Do you care?
Twitter used to break super-injunctions but stars deny claims
The user claimed to “out” a number of celebrities and UK public figures via the social networking website but some of those named have already issued denials.
# Irony
WikiLeaks founder calls Facebook an "appalling spying machine"
The founder of the world’s most notorious secret-sharing website believes Facebook is going a step too far.
Yahoo to extend its retention of online search records
Internet search engine reverses decision on deleting search data, saying it will retain personal information for 18 months.
Six Reasons I'm Not On Facebook, by Wired UK's Editor
David Rowan doesn’t care if you call him uncool – he’s not signing up.
# Facebook
Is Mark Zuckerberg the only person you can't block on Facebook?
An internet campaign says something’s changed on the social networking site.
# Germany
Google allows Germans to opt out of Street View
The search giant lets Germans pixelate their houses beyond recognition. Are faces next?
# Google
Google solution to online privacy issues
Just change your name.
# Street View
Google gets a hostile reception in Germany
Google Street View gives unique privacy controls to German users after months of controversy.
# Facebook
Privacy? Maybe Mark Zuckerberg will want some now
The Facebook founder finds out what privacy really means
# Sunday World
Sunday World decsion deffered till October
Justice Nicholas Kearns said he won’t decide on the case till after the summer recess.
# Facebook
Details of 100m Facebook users collected and available for download
Is there anything to be worried about?
# Law Suit
Jolie and Pitt win privacy damages
The News of the World settle with couple after admitting it published “false and intrusive” claims.