Pride Parade in Russia Leads to Arrests

Pride Parade in Russia Leads to Arrests

By Mike Tuttle June 29, 2013

Pride Parades in the U.S. this weekend come hot on the heels of victories for marriage equality advocates. The U.S. Supreme Court declared the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 to be unconstitutional. Proposition 8 in California, which banned same-sex …

Law Firm Purges DoubleClick References
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The demand for the FTC chair to recuse herself from the Google and DoubleClick antitrust review yielded a surprising little twist.

Google Asks Feds For Better Document Access

The numerous agencies of the federal government possess thousands of documents and pieces of information that can’t be found by Google’s crawlers.

Digital Democracy Director Slams Google’s Greed
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At the moment, Google’s stock is slightly above $600, and the company has a market cap of $187.42 billion.  Given this evidence, it would be hard to say that Google doesn’t like money.  But one onlooker has called the search giant greedy and wonders if it will “ruin the Internet.”

Search Rules Advertising As Media Diversifies

Search and word-of-mouth are by far still the most effective means of advertising and driving website traffic, according to a new survey, but it may not be time to sing the dirge for print just yet.

Net Efforts Shed More Light On Washington

The OpenCRS database of research performed for Congress, and the Secrecy Report Card from OpenTheGovernment.org, have helped make more information about the federal government available online.

Don’t Try Crawling Google News Comments

The newest feature on Google News – comments solicited from participants in a news story – won’t be part of anyone else’s news.

Schmidt Calls Web “Powerful Force For Democracy”

Google may or may not be on democracy’s side in countries such as Thailand and China – CEO Eric Schmidt apparently isn’t saying.  Yet, while speaking in South Korea, Schmidt made clear that the Internet, as a whole, can help spread this particular system of government.

IRS Proposal Could Change Ecommerce

The U.S. Treasury Department wants to crack down on Internet businesses like eBay and Amazon.com and require them to share their customer’s personal data with the Internal Revenue Service.

Google Involved in Digital Democracy

The 2006 elections mark a new era in the way that candidates for various political offices are promoting their platforms to the voting public. Google Video, YouTube, and Google Earth are some of the virtual avenues that today’s candidates are utilizing to reach out to the Internet voter.

MSN China No Place For Freedom Or Democracy

Chinese users of MSN Spaces, a blog service available through MSH China, find certain terms rejected by the portal.

First The Foundation, Then The PR

What next for European unity, following the rejection of the idea of a European constitution by voters in France and The Netherlands?
Stuart Mudie wonders if Europe needs better PR: