Archive | March, 2010

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Trust the Census; worry about Google

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31. March 2010

Trust the Census; worry about Google

Census Day – April 1 – got me thinking about the data the Census Bureau compiles about me.  Google’s partnership with the bureau got me thinking about who has the most data and who poses…

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Google’s Buzz outs White House aide, former Googler

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30. March 2010

Google’s Buzz outs White House aide, former Googler

You might call it poetic justice.  Remember the more than justifiable flap that ensued when Google launched
its Buzz social networking service as part of Gmail?  People quickly
saw that the people they most frequently emailed were displayed publicly
on their profile.

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Google is committed to openness — for everybody else

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30. March 2010

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Google is committed to openness — for everybody else

Google
continues to demonstrate that when comes to a commitment to openness and transparency the Internet
giant is really talking about holding others to that standard,
certainly not itself.

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Will Google’s PowerMeter give power to the people or spy on them?

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26. March 2010

Will Google’s PowerMeter give power to the people or spy on them?

Sometime soon, my refrigerator could be spying on my late night ice cream binges. Right now it’s just a large frost-free appliance that doesn’t talk back. But when it starts to network on the Smart Grid via a meter and Google’s PowerMeter application, will Google be analyzing my high-cholesterol snacks?

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As Google’s lobbyists’ efforts soar, they claim to speak for you

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24. March 2010

As Google’s lobbyists’ efforts soar, they claim to speak for you

It’s not surprising that Google wants clout in Washington and is willing to spend big bucks to ensure that its corporate voice is heard.  What surprised me, though, is the…

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Google, like Slick Willie Sutton, goes where the money is

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23. March 2010

Google is crowing about a decision from the European Court of Justice Tuesday that says it has
the legal right to continue exploiting other people’s good names in its
quest to pile up more cash.

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Google does the right thing in China, but not necessarily for the right reason

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22. March 2010

Google
stopped self-censoring its Chinese search engine, Google.cn, on Monday and
redirected that site’s visitors to Google.com.hk, its site based in Hong Kong.
As part of the move Google starting making search results on the Hong
Kong site available in simplified Chinese characters, which are used in the
People’s Republic of China.

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Google China: Search Engine’s Stand Against Censorship Welcomed By Campaigners

By THE GUARDIAN UK

22. March 2010

Google’s decision to stop filtering search results hailed as triumph for internet freedom and a boost to the people for China

Consumer Watchdog, the California consumer, education and advocacy
organization agreed: "Google should be commended for its action. The
internet giant should never have censored results in the first place,
but the action is a strong move towards supporting freedom of speech on
the internet," said consumer advocate John Simpson.

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What is Google hiding?

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18. March 2010

Thousands of pages of documents were unsealed in U.S. Court in New York Thursday in the $1 billion copyright infringement suit filed against YouTube and …

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Signs Google is worried about AdMob deal

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18. March 2010

Signs Google is worried about AdMob deal

Internet giant Google appears to be concerned that its proposed $750 million acquisition of mobile advertising company AdMob is…

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FTC commissioner blasts Google and Facebook

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17. March 2010

Outgoing Federal Trade Commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour blasted Google and Facebook on Wednesday for insufficient concern about consumers’ privacy.



Harbour,…

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Google’s Gmail and Chrome Pose Privacy Risks – ABC-7

16. March 2010

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Google’s arrogant, self-righteous executives

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15. March 2010

Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s recent speech to the Abu Dhabi Media Summit offers a revealing glimpse…

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