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NOAA To Start Using Google Apps For Government NOAA To Start Using Google Apps For Government

In what is a pretty significant endorsement of Google’s wares, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has switched over to Google Apps for Government and thus become the largest government agency in the United States to adopt cloud-based email service. …

Tweet #AskState To Ask Questions Directly to U.S. State Department Tweet #AskState To Ask Questions Directly to U.S. State Department

As we bore into the year that is 2012, the U.S. Department of State has chosen to step up their Internet vocab by inviting Twitter users to submit questions to them throughout the month of January as part of their …

ICANN Has Started Taking Applications For New Top-Level Domains ICANN Has Started Taking Applications For New Top-Level Domains
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Beginning January 12, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers will be accepting applications for newly available top-level domain names beyond the typical .com and .net variety. Some of the new domain offerings you might see are .book and …

Malaysian Police Monitor Protesters Via Social Media Malaysian Police Monitor Protesters Via Social Media

Social media taketh and now social media taketh away. Sorta. While social media sites like Twitter and Facebook have become integral for protesters to organize events, government officials in Malaysia have taken a page out of this playbook and used …

SOPA Is Draconian, Anticonstitutional Says MythBuster Adam Savage SOPA Is Draconian, Anticonstitutional Says MythBuster Adam Savage
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Okay. So far, the proponents of the Stop Online Piracy Act (PROTECT IP) have heard opposition from big time tech names like Sergey Brin, security software companies and former members of the Business Software Alliance, Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales, the entire …

Is Google Hurting Free Market Competition? Is Google Hurting Free Market Competition?
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Senators Herb Kohl and Mike Lee have put together a letter calling for an FTC investigation of Google, with an emphasis on the company’s search results. Do you think Google is anticompetitive? Let us know in the comments. Here’s the …

Sergey Brin, Other Notable Founders Speak Out Against SOPA Sergey Brin, Other Notable Founders Speak Out Against SOPA
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A whole bunch of founders and co-founders of high profile web properties have banded together to sign an open letter to Washington in opposition to SOPA and Protect IP. The letter has been signed by Google co-founder Sergey Brin, Andressen …

Obama On The Impact of Technology & The Internet On Jobs
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President Obama spoke in Osawatomie, Kansas today talking about jobs and the impact technology has had on them, and will continue to have. “If you were a bank teller or a phone operator or a travel agent, you saw many …

Google Could Face Massive Fine Over Antitrust Complaint in Europe Google Could Face Massive Fine Over Antitrust Complaint in Europe
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Google may face a fine “up to 10% of its annual turnover” if a report from dealReporter, published by Financial Times is accurate. That is, reportedly, if Google can’t settle with the European Commission in an antitrust investigation stemming from …

Facebook Privacy: Is The FTC Going Too Far or Not Far Enough? Facebook Privacy: Is The FTC Going Too Far or Not Far Enough?
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As you may know, Facebook settled privacy charges with the FTC this week. Under the agreement, Facebook is barred from making misrepresentations about the privacy or security of consumers’ personal data, required to obtain user consent before making privacy changes, …

Facebook Ad Targeting In Jeopardy in Europe Facebook Ad Targeting In Jeopardy in Europe
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It would appear that Facebook users may be getting more control over their privacy and how their personal information is used. Reports have indicated that the company is close to settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, which would keep Facebook …

Governor Chris Christie Will Answer Questions Via Live Facebook Discussion Governor Chris Christie Will Answer Questions Via Live Facebook Discussion
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On Monday, November 14 New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie, will be at Facebook’s headquarters taking place in a live discussion with Sheryl Sandberg. Like other live discussions that have taken place on Facebook, users will be able to submit questions …

Google Offers More Data About Government Requests Google Offers More Data About Government Requests

About 13 months ago, Google introduced its Transparency Report, which shows the number of government inquiries for info about users, and requests for Google to take down or censor content. It also includes interactive traffic graphs that show info about …

Google Gets Audited by the IRS Google Gets Audited by the IRS
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Government scrutiny is starting to go along with Google like grape jelly goes along with peanut butter. This time it’s not the DoJ or the FTC or the Senate, but the IRS – the United States Internal Revenue Service. A …

FairSearch Releases 44-Page Paper About Google’s “Anticompetitive Conduct” FairSearch Releases 44-Page Paper About Google’s “Anticompetitive Conduct”
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The FairSearch Coalition has sent a 44-pager paper, entitled, “Google’s Transformation From Gateway To Gatekeeper: How Google’s Exclusionary And Anticompetitive Conduct Restricts Innovation And Deceives Consumers,” to all 50 U.S. Attorneys General. “The paper offers in the greatest detail yet the …

Google ITA Software Deal Reportedly Just Approved by Federal Judge Google ITA Software Deal Reportedly Just Approved by Federal Judge
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Google has had a long regulatory battle trying to get its acquisition of ITA Software approved. In April, it got DoJ approval. Just last month, Google finally launched Flight Search, as it was able to use the technology it acquired …

Google Gets Around Analytics Issues in Germany Google Gets Around Analytics Issues in Germany

Early this year, reports surfaced that the German government would possibly fine businesses for using Google Analytics, saying that the tool violates people’s privacy, but Google said at the time: “Google Analytics complies with European data protection laws and is …

Obama Does LinkedIn Town Hall [Watch Live] Obama Does LinkedIn Town Hall [Watch Live]

President Obama is answering questions from LinkedIn members. The White House and LinkedIn are streaming the video, and have made it embeddable, so you can watch it below: Live Video app for Facebook by Ustream @LinkedInLinkedInVIDEO / Nearly 10,000 viewers …

Facebook Changes, Other Social Media & The American Jobs Act Facebook Changes, Other Social Media & The American Jobs Act
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Most of today’s infographics are social media-related, but even the White House is in on the infographics trend, so we’ve included one about the American Jobs Act as well. Oh, and there’s the obligatory deals infographic. View other daily infographic …

Google Antitrust Hearing Takes Place Today Google Antitrust Hearing Takes Place Today

Google’s big antitrust hearing with the Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust is today at 2:00PM. The witness list includes: Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, Nextag CEO Jeff Katz, Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman, Covington & Burling LLP partner …

Google Antitrust Hearing Witness List Google Antitrust Hearing Witness List
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We got an email today from the FairSearch Coalition with a witness list for Google’s upcoming hearing with the Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, competition policy and consumer rights. The hearing takes place on Wednesday, September 21 …