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This week: Google Profit Rising, Mobile a Challenge; Routers the New Servers?; Privacy Czar Seeks Limits on Police Medical Record Sharing; Complaints over BCE Customer Tracking; Spies Track Data Streaming from Phone Apps

NY Times | Revenue and Profit Rise at Google, but Mobile Is a Persistent Challenge

There is no denying that Google has become a mobile company. Now, Google — along with shareholders, industry partners and advertisers — is trying to figure out what that means. Read More…

GigaOm | 

That devices will communicate with the cloud is the default setting for most thinking on architecting a connected world. But that’s not the only way it could play out. Read More…

Toronto Star | Ontario Privacy czar seeks limits on police sharing medical records with foreign agencies

Canadian police forces should share sensitive mental health records with foreign agencies only when a public threat can be demonstrated, says Ann Cavoukian, Ontario’s information and privacy commissioner. Read More… 

Financial Post | Public interest groups file CRTC complaint over BCE’s customer tracking policy

BCE Inc. is under fire again for its collection and use of wireless customers’ data for marketing purposes as two public interest groups have now filed a complaint with Canada’s telecom regulator over the practice. Read More…

NY Times | Spy Agencies Tap Data Streaming From Phone Apps

When a smartphone user opens Angry Birds, the popular game application, and starts slinging birds at chortling green pigs, spies could be lurking in the background to snatch data revealing the player’s location, age, sex and other personal information, according to secret British intelligence documents. Read More…


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