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Yelp: Court Ruling on Anonymous Customer Reviews 'Could Have a Chilling Effect on Free Speech'

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A U.S. court has ordered customer review website Yelp reveal the names of seven of its anonymous reviewers. The order follows a lawsuit filed by a carpet cleaning company which suspected that some of the reviews placed online about it were made up. A U.S. court has ordered customer review website Yelp reveal the names of seven of its anonymous reviewers. The order follows a lawsuit filed by a carpet cleaning company which suspected that some of the reviews placed online about it were made up. 0 Comments

Google Algorithm Tweak Tries to Squash Mug Shot Websites

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Google is putting the kibosh on the controversial for-profit mug shot website industry through a recent algorithmic update that extracts such sites from the search results. However, some free speech advocates are questioning the move. Google is putting the kibosh on the controversial for-profit mug shot website industry through a recent algorithmic update that extracts such sites from the search results. However, some free speech advocates are questioning the move. 0 Comments

Google Fights U.S. Government Over FISA Order Data

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Google has filed a legal challenge to the U.S. government, demanding the right to reveal more information on the data requests it receives. It wants to publish how many FISA requests it receives and users or accounts encompassed within such requests. Google has filed a legal challenge to the U.S. government, demanding the right to reveal more information on the data requests it receives. It wants to publish how many FISA requests it receives and users or accounts encompassed within such requests. 0 Comments

Google Asks Court to Dismiss SearchKing Lawsuit

Google has responded to SearchKing's lawsuit alleging that Google improperly reduced SearchKing's PageRank scores, asking the U.S. Dictrict Court to throw out the case. Google has responded to SearchKing's lawsuit alleging that Google improperly reduced SearchKing's PageRank scores, asking the U.S. Dictrict Court to throw out the case. 0 Comments