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Smartphones & Law Enforcement Discussed At Google Ideas Smartphones & Law Enforcement Discussed At Google Ideas
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Google has been posting a bunch of “Google Ideas” discussions to YouTube this week. One that went live today discusses smartphones and their role in making law enforcement “smarter.” It’s only seventeen minutes long, so it won’t take too much …

Google Helps Get The World’s Constitutions Online And Searchable Google Helps Get The World’s Constitutions Online And Searchable
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In its ongoing mission to “organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful,” Google has contributed to the creation of new project from the Comparative Constitutions Project called Constitute. This is a site that digitizes the world’s …

Google Targets Cartels, Sex Trafficking With New Google Ideas Initiative Google Targets Cartels, Sex Trafficking With New Google Ideas Initiative

Google Ideas, Google’s initiative that “convenes unorthodox stakeholders, commissions research, and seeds initiatives to explore the role that technology can play in tackling some of the toughest human challenges,” is now taking on illicit networks. There are many kinds of …

Google Ideas Backs Anti-Extremist Group with New Website Google Ideas Backs Anti-Extremist Group with New Website

In June 2011, Google Ideas hosted the Summit Against Violent Extremism that brought together a group of over 80 people who were former survivors and perpetrators of radical extremism ranging from gang members, right-wing extremists, 9/11 victims, and jihadists in …

YouTube Launches Channel To Follow Burma Elections YouTube Launches Channel To Follow Burma Elections

Burma (or the Republic of the Union of Myanmar) is opening up its doors to the rest of the world and allowing media to take part in chronicling this year’s by-elections. On April 1st, millions will vote, and YouTube has …

Google Takes On Violent Extremism Google Takes On Violent Extremism

Google, along with partners, is holding a Summit Against Violent Extremism for three days of debates and workshops with former gang members, right-wing extremists, jihadists, and militants in Dubland. All of these people, Google says, have “rejected violence,” and currently …

Google Taps Secretary of State Staff for “Ideas”
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Google will reportedly be launching a "global think tank" called Google Ideas at some point. This according to Fortune’s Seth Weintraub. To lead the initiative Google is reportedly hiring none other than Jared Cohen of the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning staff.

Cohen is known for is role in last year’s Iran protests and Twitter’s relationship to them. From Wikipedia: