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Google getting edged out of China

Mar 30, 2011
Google search was yanked out of China a year ago. Recently, Chinese users have been seeing slowed Gmail service (which Google claims is the result...
Posted In: China, Gmail, Google, google maps, government, maps, privacy, search, world

Products to help block web access in the Middle East made in the U.S.

Mar 28, 2011
The Wall Street Journal writes today about U.S. companies that make web blocking and filtering software being used in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait...
Posted In: Egypt, government, privacy, security, syria, Tunisia, world

Blocking Gmail? We didn't do it, says China

Mar 22, 2011
Yesterday, we talked about Google's Gmail service going down in China. Google reported it at the same time as they pointed out that everything...
Posted In: China, Gmail, Google, privacy, security, world

Google says Gmail is being blocked in China

Mar 21, 2011
Chinese Gmail users are experiencing significant delays if not flat out inaccessibility lately and Google says it's coming from the government. T...
Posted In: China, Gmail, Google, government, privacy, security, Web Culture

Spam around the world takes a nosedive as Rustock is brought down

Mar 17, 2011
Just so we're straight on terms: a botnet is a network of infected computers remotely controlled by an operator to do things their owners don't...
Posted In: botnets, privacy, security, spam

Facebook and "the right to be forgotten"

Mar 17, 2011
A new law being sought by the European Union would demand that websites permanently delete all data held about a user if that user requests that...
Posted In: business, EU, European Union, Facebook, Google, privacy, social media, Web Culture

Twitter adds https option

Mar 16, 2011
Twitter has joined Facebook and a few other sites in offering a higher level of security for users. Twitter users can now opt for https setting on...
Posted In: business, Facebook, firesheep, https, privacy, security, Twitter

Online privacy hearing today

Mar 16, 2011
The Senate Commerce Committee holds a hearing today at 10am Eastern on the State of Online Consumer Privacy. Committee Chairman John Rockefeller (D...
Posted In: Congress, government, Law, Microsoft, privacy

You can block search spam on Google

Mar 11, 2011
New feature on the search engine lets you block sites you don't want to see so they'll never come up again in your searches. You'll need a Google ...
Posted In: Chrome, Google, privacy, search, security, spam

Facebook builds mechanism to respond to suicide threats

Mar 9, 2011
Facebook has built a page for reporting suicidal content that people see on the site. It's a form where you fill in the url where you spotted it,...
Posted In: Facebook, Health, policy, privacy, social media, suicide

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