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Should Google Be Regulated Like A Utility?

Should Google Be Regulated Like A Utility?

By Chris Crum July 14, 2014

The idea of tech giants like Google being regulated like utilities isn’t a new one, but the topic is back in the public conversation this week, as Germany is considering treating Google and others this way. Should Google be regulated …

Google To Present New Approach To Take-Down Requests Google To Present New Approach To Take-Down Requests

Earlier this month, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that Google and other search engines must take requests from people for search results to be deleted. Search engines may not actually delete all results requested, but must …

Angela Merkel Regrets Rise of Populism in EU

On Sunday, 21 of the 28 member-states of the European Union held votes for seats in the European Parliament, a vote which occurs every five years. The European Parliament is effectively the legislative body of the European Union and is …

Netflix To Launch In Six New Countries Netflix To Launch In Six New Countries

Netflix announced on Wednesday that it is readying launches in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, and Luxembourg. We’ve heard about Netflix’s efforts to secure the further expansion of its European operations, and now it’s coming to fruition. Netflix is already …

Treblinka Camp Secrets: More Proof Holocaust Existed

NBC News tells us of the grim secrets recently found by archaeologists at a Nazi death camp. The findings were also documented by filmmakers and shown Saturday on the Smithsonian television channel. Treblinka is an Eastern Poland Nazi camp that …

Says it's not all about the money Says it's not all about the money

Claudia Schiffer recently recalled some of the most outlandish moments of her long and successful career in the fashion industry: “The strangest one was an Arab prince. He asked if he could hire me for a dinner for a million …

Angela Merkel Discusses EU Reform with David Cameron Angela Merkel Discusses EU Reform with David Cameron

German Chancellor Angela Merkel made a much-anticipated visit to London on Thursday. The visit included a meeting with British Prime Minister and Conservative Party Leader David Cameron at his official residence in Downing Street, a rare address to both houses …

Mein Kampf Copies Signed By Hitler To Be Auctioned Mein Kampf Copies Signed By Hitler To Be Auctioned

Now that the Christmas shopping season is over, most people don’t have to constantly worry about getting a gift for that certain someone who just seems to have it all. For those of us who want to get some early …

Anne Frank Literature: 265 Books Destroyed in Tokyo Anne Frank Literature: 265 Books Destroyed in Tokyo

Since January, a vandal has been making the rounds, ripping pages out of Anne Frank books in libraries across Tokyo, Japan. Police investigators have counted a total of 265 damaged books. One of the most renowned, historical books of the …

Germans recycled old routine for Sochi Germans recycled old routine for Sochi

Russian duo Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov may have simultaneously won the gold and set a new world record in the figure skating pairs short program on Tuesday, but we can’t stop talking about Aliona Savchenko’s hot pink body suit. …

Shia LaBeouf Attends Press Conference Wearing Bag Shia LaBeouf Attends Press Conference Wearing Bag

Shia LaBeouf wore a paper bag over his head at a press conference in Germany leaving people wondering what on earth is wrong with the former Disney Channel star. The star, at the Berlin Film Festival promoting his film Nymphomaniac, …

Google Takes Action On Another Link Network Google Takes Action On Another Link Network
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Google has been warning that it would be cracking down on link networks in Germany for a couple weeks or so. First, when Matt Cutts said Google was taking action on French link network Buzzea, he noted that Germany was …

New Super Strong Material Created Using 3D Printing New Super Strong Material Created Using 3D Printing

3D printed materials got a huge boost late last month when MarkForged announced that it had created a carbon fiber 3D printer. It’s not only 3D printed materials that are getting stronger though as material scientists are now using the …

Google Goes After Link Networks In Germany Google Goes After Link Networks In Germany

Google is turning its focus on cracking down on link networks to Germany. Matt Cutts hinted at this last week when he announced that the company was taking action on French link network Buzzea, and noted in another Tweet that …

Netflix Making Deals For European Expansion Netflix Making Deals For European Expansion
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There’s almost no question now that Netflix will soon be launching in Germany, France and other countries in Europe. Late last year, reports indicated that the company had been in talks with officials in both countries, seeking information on laws …

Auschwitz Visited by Knesset to Mark Liberation Auschwitz Visited by Knesset to Mark Liberation

On June 14, 1940, the first Jewish prisoners were transported to Auschwitz, a concentration camp constructed by the Nazis. As these 20 Jews, along with 708 other prisoners, walked through the entrance gates of the facility, they were greeted by …

A Fifth of Germany Vulnerable in Massive Email Hack A Fifth of Germany Vulnerable in Massive Email Hack
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In gee-that’s-terrifying news, as much as one fifth of the German population is at risk after a massive email hack that targeted .de addresses. Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security announced that passwords and “other details” of 16 million email …