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Even the NSA gets a Verizon bill with some surprise charges

Jul 10, 2013
The NSA may have been wiretapping cell phones, but they weren't getting that data for free.
Posted In: NSA leaks, Verizon, Google, FBI, online security

Goodbye Google Reader, hello, what?

Jul 1, 2013
Google Reader is dead. Millions once used it to keep track of websites and blogs all in one place -- now they are up for grabs.
Posted In: Google, google reader

Google gets into gaming

Jun 28, 2013
Google is reportedly developing a game console and a wristwatch. The reason for all the hardware is all about the software.
Posted In: Google, android, video game, Google Glass

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

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