The U.S. Department of Justice is nearing a settlement with technology vendors including Apple, Google and others over an investigation of their hiring practices.
Google has resumed collection of Street View image data in France, annoying the French data protection registrar which is still investigating the service.
Facebook faces a fine from a German privacy regulator for failing to obtain the consent of the people whose contact details it stores.
Google Chrome is now the third-most-popular browser in the U.S., behind Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Mozilla's Firefox, but ahead of Apple's Safari for the first time, Web analytics firm StatCounter says.
Wi-Fi traffic intercepted by Google's Street View cars included passwords and e-mail, according to the French National Commission on Computing and Liberty (CNIL).
Data protection authorities in France and Italy will investigate Google's Street View service, following the company's admission that it recorded Wi-Fi traffic
Articles by Peter Sayer