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Glenn Greenwald, Edward Snowden, & The UK Fiasco

The last few days have been quite trying for those reporters at the Guardian that are trying to cover the Edward Snowden NSA story with any semblance of integrity. For anyone who may not have been following the entirety of …

Google Launches Car Insurance Comparison Tool In France Google Launches Car Insurance Comparison Tool In France
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Google has expanded its car insurance rate comparison tool in France at its Google.fr domain. The feature was spotted by blogger Quentin Ducreux Lerebours at Rude Baguette. He writes: For now, users can get price comparisons for only 7 companies …

Are Search Engines Doing Enough To Deter Child Abuse? Are Search Engines Doing Enough To Deter Child Abuse?
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Are search engines like Google and Bing doing enough to combat child exploitation and those seeking out images of it? That’s a question that’s on a lot of people’s minds this week as Microsoft has said that it will include …

Britain’s UFO Desk Shuttered: Little Girl to Blame?
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Over 4,000 pages of documents recently released by the UK’s Ministry of Defense explain why the MoD opted to close its UFO hotline in December 2009. The Ministry claimed that the UFO desk offered “no [military] benefit” and that, in …

Chromebooks Are Soon Coming To More Stores In More Countries Chromebooks Are Soon Coming To More Stores In More Countries

Google really wants you to buy a Chromebook. That may be impossible, however, for those that have made a solemn swear never to shop at Best Buy or Amazon.com. For the devout retail loyalist, Google has a few more options …

Netflix To Add User Profiles, Watchlist (Queue) In UK This Year Netflix To Add User Profiles, Watchlist (Queue) In UK This Year
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Earlier this week, we got a glimpse of Netflix’s upcoming user profiles, when Yahoo News spoke with a company exec at E3, and received a demo. The profiles are reportedly coming by the end of August, at least here in …

George Michael: Accident Didn’t Keep Him Down For Long

Two weeks ago, singer George Michael was involved in a car accident. He was treated for “superficial cuts and injuries,” but is now out of the hospital. Reuters reports that Michael was released from the hospital today after being held …

Netflix to Stream The Killing Across the Pond One Day After It Airs Netflix to Stream The Killing Across the Pond One Day After It Airs

U.S. audiences will see the third season of The Killing air this Sunday, June 2nd, on AMC. And Netflix users across the pond, in the U.K. and Ireland won’t have to wait very long after that to stream it themselves. …

Tiger Kills Worker In British Zoo
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A zoo worker mauled by a tiger at a British zoo died of her injuries at the hospital yesterday. The worker, 24-year-old Sarah McClay was in the big cat enclosure when the tiger attacked her. She was airlifted to nearby …

Man Taunts Police on Facebook, Says ‘Catch Me If U Can,’ Promptly Arrested Man Taunts Police on Facebook, Says ‘Catch Me If U Can,’ Promptly Arrested

It takes a special kind of idiot criminal to talk about their crimes on Facebook. We’ve seen plenty of that since the advent and expansion of Facebook. It takes a whole other kind of idiot to taunt police on Facebook …

Reuters: Google May Face Bigger Tax Bills In UK Reuters: Google May Face Bigger Tax Bills In UK

Google may face bigger tax bills in the UK, according to a report from Reuters, which says that Google executives and the company’s auditor Ernst & Young, will be called to a British parliament committee to testify, after Reuters’ own …

St. George’s Day 2013 Celebrated With Google Doodle St. George’s Day 2013 Celebrated With Google Doodle

Google is celebrating St. George’s Day 2013 in the UK with a doodle on its homepage. The day represents the feast day of Saint George, and is celebrated by Christian churches in several countries, though the doodle appears to be …

‘Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead’ Tops UK iTunes Charts Following Thatcher’s Death ‘Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead’ Tops UK iTunes Charts Following Thatcher’s Death
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The famous “Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead” song from The Wizard of Oz has been very popular this week in the UK, as Apple’s iTunes charts for that country show. Here are the top 10 overall songs, with the …

Streetmap Sues Google For Burying Search Results Streetmap Sues Google For Burying Search Results
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Google is currently dealing with an antitrust probe in Europe, as you’re probably aware. A report this week from the Financial Times suggests that Google will likely bow to regulatory pressure by taking measures to more prominently show results from …

Google Map Maker Heads To The UK Google Map Maker Heads To The UK
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Google announced the launch of Google Map Maker in the UK, kicking it off with a MapUp workshop in Bletchley Park. Program Manager Satish Mavuri writes in a post on the Google Maps blog: More than 40,000 people around the …

Kate Middleton Due Date Revealed to be “Mid-July”

As Kate Middleton’s baby bump grows larger, speculation about the Duchess of Cambridge’s due date has reached a fever pitch. In January it was officially announced that the Duchess’ due date is sometime in July. This week, the scope of …

Joss Stone Murder Plot Suspects Convicted

In 2011 two men were arrested in England for plotting to rob and murder pop star Joss Stone. According to a report in The Telegraph, the men, Junior Bradshaw and Kevin Liverpool, have been convicted on conspiracy to to cause …

Spotify Expanding Its Web Player Beta in the U.K. Spotify Expanding Its Web Player Beta in the U.K.

Spotify is opening up its closed beta for its new web player in the U.K., letting more people have access to the browser-based music streaming experience. We first learned that Spotify was finally planning on launching a web player back …

Mobile Twitter Users Use Twitter More [Infographic] Mobile Twitter Users Use Twitter More [Infographic]

Twitter has released an infographic based on a Compete study, looking at mobile users in the U.K. Last week, the company shared some findings from Compete about mobile users in the U.S. The companies found that primary mobile users are …

Google Facing Legal Action In UK Over ‘Safari-Gate’ Google Facing Legal Action In UK Over ‘Safari-Gate’
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Google continues to deal with the fallout from “Safari-gate” privacy scandal that led to a record fine (for a single company) from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission last August. The company was fined $22.5 million. Now, iPhone users in the …

British Zombie Plan Revealed In Freedom Of Information Request
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Is there a British zombie plan in case the nation is embroiled in an undead apocalypse? That’s what a recent freedom of information request sought to find out, and the answer didn’t disappoint. The Telegraph reports that the British government …