Shaun Nichols

Shaun Nichols

US Correspondent

Incisive Media

Articles by Shaun Nichols

YouTube Now Lets You Blur Faces in Videos


YouTube has added the ability for users to blur the faces of people appearing in videos they upload to the site. The feature is designed to protect the anonymity of individuals in potentially dangerous situations, such as anti-government protests.

Google+ for iPad Arrives in App Store


Google has rolled out an update for the iPad version of its Google+ client software. The company said that the update would allow iOS users to see the improvements to the social network which Google introduced on Android last month.

Google Sends Oracle $4 Million Legal Bill

Android and Java logos

In a court filing, Google has asked that Oracle pay costs including printing and copy fees, compensation for expert appointments and filing fees for both printed and electronic excerpts over the course of the Android patent infringement case.

Switzerland Relaxes Rules for Google Street View

Google Street View car

A Swiss court has relaxed the privacy and anonymization requirements being placed on Google's Street View service. Google won't need to guarantee 100 percent accuracy when blurring out the faces of individuals who appear in Street View images.

Facebook Privacy Lawsuit Seeks $15 Billion


Hours before its IPO, Facebook was hit with a $15 billion lawsuit, alleging that the social network knowingly infringed on user privacy when it used browser cookies to track activity. The suit included more than 20 complainants.

Facebook App Center Announced


Facebook has unveiled plans for its App Center service, which will allow developers to offer their applications to users as both free and paid applications on the iOS and Android mobile platforms, as well as desktop- and web-based applications.