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FTC: Controversial Wall Street Journal Google Article ‘Misleading’

FTC: Controversial Wall Street Journal Google Article ‘Misleading’

By Chris Crum March 26, 2015

On Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal published an inflammatory report under the title “Google Makes Most of Close Ties to White House,” which attempts to make the case that Google was able to sway the outcome of the FTC’s antitrust …

Google Slams MPAA For Trying To Resurrect SOPA Google Slams MPAA For Trying To Resurrect SOPA

Google says it’s “deeply concerned” about reports that the MPAA has been secretly leading a campaign to revive SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act) and help “manufacture legal arguments” in connection with an investigation by Mississippi State Attorney General Jim …

Spanish Publishers Want To Keep Google News Open Spanish Publishers Want To Keep Google News Open

Publishers aren’t fond of the idea of not having Google News to send them traffic, it would seem. Who knew? Last week, Google announced it would shut down Google News in Spain on December 16. The day is here, and …

Web Inventor: 'Right To Be Forgotten' Dangerous Web Inventor: 'Right To Be Forgotten' Dangerous

A lot of people (especially those not trying to hide information about themselves) agree that the Right to Be Forgotten in Europe is problematic for a variety of reasons, including the censorship of information. The latest to speak out against …

Alabama Bill To Be Named After Tim Cook Alabama Bill To Be Named After Tim Cook

In October, Tim Cook penned a piece for Bloomberg Buisnessweek in which he publicly came out as gay. Now, it appears that an anti-discrimination bill in Alabama is to be named after him. Reuters reports: Democratic state Representative Patricia Todd, …

Google Breakup Approved By European Parliament Google Breakup Approved By European Parliament

As previously reported, the European Parliament was considering a proposal to call for a breakup of Google. More specifically, it wants to separate the company’s search business from the rest of its offerings. When the subject came up for a …

Report: European Politicians Want To Break Up Google Report: European Politicians Want To Break Up Google

Google has had plenty of battles throughout Europe for years, but now it could be facing its biggest yet. According to a new report, the European parliament is about to call for a break-up of the company, which would see …

Massie Voices Opposition To Marketplace Fairness Act Massie Voices Opposition To Marketplace Fairness Act

Congressman Thomas Massie on Tuesday voiced his opposition to the Marketplace Fairness Act, following in the footsteps of his Republican colleagues. Massie took to Facebook with the following message: Today I joined Senator Ted Cruz, Senator-elect Congressman Steve Daines, Congressman …

Tech Companies Write Open Letter To Senate Tech Companies Write Open Letter To Senate

About a year ago, the Reform Government Surveillance coalition was formed. Today, it includes AOL, Apple, Drobpbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo. The companies have since maintained a website on the issue, and have now penned an …

Amazon Heads To Illinois With 1,000 Full-Time Jobs Amazon Heads To Illinois With 1,000 Full-Time Jobs

Amazon announced that it intends to create over 1,000 full-time jobs and $75 million in investment in Illinois. The company was joined by Governor Pat Quinn and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) for the announcement. Amazon says it is beginning site …

Medium Now Counts Barack Obama Among Its Users Medium Now Counts Barack Obama Among Its Users

The White House announced that the president has joined Medium, the blogging platform Twitter co-founder Evan Williams launched roughly a year ago. Lindsay Holst and Kori Schulman wrote in a post on The White House blog on Thursday: We’re really …

Tea Leoni on David Duchovny and ‘Madam Secretary’

Tea Leoni dished recently about her split from X-Files actor David Duchovny as well as about her upcoming CBS show Madam Secretary. Not surprisingly, the two topics even merge. It was in Parade magazine that Leoni opened up about at …

Google Updates Transparency Report Google Updates Transparency Report

Google released its updated Transparency Report today. This is the tenth update, and shows the number of government demands the tech giant has received for user data in criminal investigations for the first half of the year. It also shows …

U.S. Threatened Yahoo With Big Fines Over User Data U.S. Threatened Yahoo With Big Fines Over User Data

Court documents were released on Thursday, showing that the U.S. government threatened Yahoo with fines of $250,000 a day in 2008 if it didn’t comply with demands to provide communications from its users. The documents are very significant because they …

Bing Joins The ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Party Bing Joins The ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Party

Google has had its “right to be forgotten” request form up and running since late May. Bing has now finally followed suit with its version. If you haven’t been following along with the “right to be forgotten” storyline, I suggest …

EU To Hold Meeting On 'Right To Be Forgotten' EU To Hold Meeting On 'Right To Be Forgotten'

It doesn’t seem like the whole mess that is the “right to be forgotten” is going to be thoroughly sorted out anytime soon, as regulators in Europe are now taking issue with Google’s implementation of the rules it is being …

Chile UFO Investigation Leads To Surprising Outcome

The highly anticipated results of an investigation into an unidentified flying object was released by Chilean officials on July 3rd. The government agency responsible for the investigation was the Committee for the Studies of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena or CEFAA. The …