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Google to Leave Russia

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On the heels of the announcement that Google News will cease operation in Spain, the search giant will also be pulling out of Russia, as a result of a restrictive new law. On the heels of the announcement that Google News will cease operation in Spain, the search giant will also be pulling out of Russia, as a result of a restrictive new law. 0 Comments

Why & How Google Hands Over Users' Data to Governments

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When Google is able to, it notifies users that someone has come knocking for their information – whether it's search query history, Gmail messages, documents, photos, or YouTube videos – giving them time to prepare a legal response. When Google is able to, it notifies users that someone has come knocking for their information – whether it's search query history, Gmail messages, documents, photos, or YouTube videos – giving them time to prepare a legal response. 0 Comments

Google Reveals More Government Search Censorship Requests

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In the last half of 2011, governments asked Google to remove about 12,000 pieces of content from their search index and attempted to access the data of over 28,000 users. Google complied with 65 percent of court orders; 47 percent of other requests. In the last half of 2011, governments asked Google to remove about 12,000 pieces of content from their search index and attempted to access the data of over 28,000 users. Google complied with 65 percent of court orders; 47 percent of other requests. 0 Comments

Google Struggling to Create System to Comply with UK ePrivacy Directive

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Google has admitted to struggling with creating a system to abide by new cookie laws due to the sheer number of its products affected by the rules. The ePrivacy Directive requires web sites to gain explicit consent from visitors to install cookies. Google has admitted to struggling with creating a system to abide by new cookie laws due to the sheer number of its products affected by the rules. The ePrivacy Directive requires web sites to gain explicit consent from visitors to install cookies. 0 Comments

Linking Is Not Libel (This Time), Supreme Court of Canada Rules

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Hyperlinking does not constitute libel in Canada, at least not in the Supreme Court case of Crookes v. Newton. But does this mean a blogger or other online publisher cannot be sued for linking to defamatory content? Not necessarily. Hyperlinking does not constitute libel in Canada, at least not in the Supreme Court case of Crookes v. Newton. But does this mean a blogger or other online publisher cannot be sued for linking to defamatory content? Not necessarily. 0 Comments