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Search Industry Vet Calls Upon FTC To Scrutinize Google (And Other Search Engines)

Veteran search industry journalist Danny Sullivan has written a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, calling on the organization to look into the disclosure of paid listings in Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask, Nextag, Twenga, and TripAdvisor. Sullivan intros the letter, making the case for why he is worth listening to. This is essentially because he has been covering the industry …

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FAA Taps Microsoft Office 365 to Jump Into the Cloud

The Federal Aviation Administration is following in the footsteps of its fellow government agencies like the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the states of California and Nebraska, and the cities of New York and San Francisco by choosing Microsoft’s Office 365 to provide it with cloud-based email and other office tools. The FAA will be transferring a total of 80,000 employees …

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Google Lets You Know When You’re Being Targeted By State-Sponsored Attacks

Google announced that will start showing new warnings when it believes users’ accounts may be the target of state-sponsored attacks. Google says it will show the warnings when it has specific intelligence, though the company won’t share what that intelligence is. The company announced this in a blog post today. Follow @mattcutts Matt Cutts @mattcutts Fave blog title ever: “Security …

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The CISPA And Facebook Love Affair

Some 800 private firms pledged their support to CISPA – Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. Critics are calling CISPA the new SOPA, with a small twist of course, it exonerates private firms of all liability and responsibility for their involvement under the CISPA. Where there was a nationwide blackout for SOPA, most end users were amazed at the support …

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U.S. Dept. of Interior Chooses Google for Cloud-Based Services

After a couple of years of jockeying, Google has emerged over Microsoft to woo the U.S. Department of Interior into going with a Google Apps partner for the agency’s transition into cloud services. According to a Twitter post by Andy Blevins, who describes himself on that account as “close to Microsoft and IT decision-makers,” Google Enterprise partner Onix has been …

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Why CISPA Could Do More Harm Than Good

Are you familiar with the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act? The bill, which is more commonly known as CISPA, is getting a considerable amount of criticism from both Internet and consumer advocates. Many of these groups are equating it with SOPA and are hoping that it will receive the same outcome.

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Is the Internet Becoming Less Open?

Although the issue of Web openness has been mostly quiet of late, it was revived after Google’s Sergey Brin made some powerful statements to the Guardian. According to him, the freedom of the Internet is under a greater threat than it has ever been before.

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Google Answers Half Of France’s Questions About Privacy

Google sent a letter to Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, President of CNIL (Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés), the French administrative authority that monitors how companies collect and store personal data of users, in response to a letter and questionnaire the organization gave to Google last month regarding its privacy policy changes. The questionnaire can be read here (pdf). Google’s response …

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How Google’s Drug Money Has Been Divided Up

Yesterday, we reported that the $500 million Google forfeited last year as the result of a settlement with the Justice Department in relation to ads for Canadian pharmacies, would be divided up among the law enforcement agencies involved in the large investigation, as DoJ attorney Peter Neronha (pictured) would hold a press conference in Providence. The Justice Department announced that …

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Groupon Draws SEC’s Eye, Forks Out $8.5 Million To Settle String Of Lawsuits

Late on Friday, Groupon issued a press release revising its earnings report, which was initially released in February. As previously reported, lawyers immediately started seeking complaints against the company. In fact, one press release from law firm Federman & Sherwood came out yesterday afternoon, saying: The law firm of Federman & Sherwood, a nationwide law firm specializing in securities, derivative …

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Is Cyber Warfare Imminent, Or Is the Hype Overblown?

Is cybersecurity one of your top concerns? Whatever your opinion might be, the government has taken a particularly strong interest in it lately, as security breaches appear to be on the rise. In recent years, the U.S. has seen corporations such as Sony and Citibank hacked as well as various divisions of the government including the Senate and the Pentagon. …

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Google’s Drug Money About To Get Divided Up Among Law Enforcement

Last August, the United States Department of Justice announced that Google would forfeit $500 million for allowing Canadian pharmacies to place ads through AdWords, targeting consumers in the U.S. This was deemed “unlawful importation of controlled and non-controlled prescription drugs into the U.S.” DoJ attorney Peter Neronha (pictured) will hold a press conference in Providence today to announce how the …

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