Google combines its privacy policies, fixes Chrome bugs, and adds Google Docs to Takeout, while Ubuntu swaps menus for a HUD, and a judge declares encrypted hard drives fair game in court.
- Official Google Blog: Updating Our Privacy Policies and Terms of Service: Google is replacing over 60 privacy policies for its various services with a single document, effective March 1st. [Official Google Blog]
- Google Patches Several Serious Chrome Bugs: Four vulnerabilities rated "high" were patched in Monday's update, and a fifth rated "critical" was revealed to have been patched two weeks ago. [ComputerWorld]
- Google Docs Can Now Be Exported Through Takeout: Google Docs exporting is now included in Takeout, the Data Liberation Front project offering to export your data from a variety of Google services. [ReadWriteWeb]
- Introducing the HUD. Say Hello to the Future of the Menu: Ubuntu strives to make its Unity interface more intuitive by replacing global menus with a heads up display. [Mark Shuttleworth | here be dragons]
- Judge: Fifth Amendment Doesn't Protect Encrypted Hard Drives: A federal ruling found that courts can order a defendant to decrypt a hard drive. The drives are considered documents, unlike passwords which are protected as contents of the mind. [Ars Technica]