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Is this search link an ad?

Jun 26, 2013
The FTC has told two dozen Internet search engines to make sure online consumers can tell the difference between advertising and the 'natural' results of an Internet search.
Posted In: search results, Google, Facebook, bing, ads

FTC tells search engines to clearly label advertisements

Jun 26, 2013
In a letter today to Google, Bing and other search engines, the Federal Trade Commission warned of a need to "clearly and prominently" distinguish ads from natural search results.
Posted In: Google, search engines, FTC, bing

Microsoft developers say 'start me up, again'

Jun 26, 2013
Microsoft holds its big developer conference and we get the 'start' button back.
Posted In: Microsoft, apple, Google, windows

FTC to investigate Google's Waze acquistion

Jun 24, 2013
If Google's acquisition of Waze is seen as purely anti-competitive, the Federal Trade Commission could break up the deal.
Posted In: Google, FTC, mobile apps

Want a job at Google?: No more brainteasers

Jun 20, 2013
The biggest search firm in the world is infamous for its, shall we say, tortured job interview questions.
Posted In: Google

Google warns of Iranian government spy campaign

Jun 14, 2013
Google says it has found evidence the Iranian government is spying on its citizens. The tech giant suspects the Iranian government is trying to head off any political unrest by looking at citizens' email correspondence.
Posted In: Iran, election, surveillance, Google

Silicon Valley companies call for greater transparency in PRISM program

Jun 12, 2013
The tech companies' sudden, overt concern about transparency in government surveillance may be as much about protecting themselves as consumers.
Posted In: nsa, PRISM, Google, Twitter, Microsoft, Facebook, transparency

Google gets its Waze, boosts map data

Jun 12, 2013
Google has confirmed it will acquire the social mapping startup Waze. The news comes after intense reported interest from Apple and Facebook.
Posted In: Google, app, maps, social media

Google wants to reveal details of government's data requests

Jun 11, 2013
As of right now, it's not allowed to even acknowledge those requests, let alone how many of them there are and for what kind of data.
Posted In: Google, privacy, big data

Waze: A volunteered, social sort of surveillance?

Jun 10, 2013
Google scoops up the crowd-sourced social mapping app, where users volunteer their location and traffic details. How does volunteer surveillance data compare to the PRISM/NSA variety?
Posted In: acquisition, waze, Google

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