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  1. Google: 25,000 Government Requests for Data in First Half of 2013

    However, the US Department of Justice contends that US law does not allow us to share information about some national security requests that we might receive.Google and other tech giants have started demanding the right to reveal this information...

  2. Google Under Fire Again for Providing Easy Access to Prescription Drugs

    You may remember the 2011 debacle when Google paid $500 million to avoid criminal prosecution by the Department of Justice for profiting from ads by Canadian pharmacies illegally selling prescription and non-prescription drugs.

  3. Is Google Sucking the Life Out of Your Identity? Are They Alone?

    The Justice Department certainly hasn't been bashful about asking various search engines and social media platforms to share privileged data before – even without a warrant. I talked about how Google+ provided a hub by which users could be tied to...

  4. Google Provides Vague Range of How Often FBI Seeks User Data

    Apparently these vague numbers were all that Google was allowed to publish, with Salgado saying, "This is to address concerns raised by the FBI, Justice Department and other agencies that releasing exact numbers might reveal information about...

  5. Government SEO is Broken

    Taking the Department of Justice as an example, a well-crafted search keyword strategy might look like the following - this is just an excerpt of what would be a list with potentially hundreds of search keywords:

  6. Judge Allows 'No Poaching' Lawsuit Against Google to Proceed

    Department of Justice investigated claims that Google's had "no poach" deals with Apple, Intuit, and Intel. While there's no evidence that our policy hindered hiring or affected wages, we abandoned our "no cold calling" policy in late 2009 once the...

  7. Congressman, EPIC Push for Larger Google Street View Investigation

    Department of Justice (DOJ) to further investigate Google's Street View service, specifically whether Google violated the Wiretap Act when the company collected Wi-Fi data from unencrypted residential Wi-Fi networks during a 2010 run of its Street...

  8. Google Forfeiture: Government Splits $500 Million

    Five agencies that participated in the investigation of Google for distributing paid search ads for Canadian pharmacies that illegally shipping drugs into the U.S.will split $230 million of the $500 million Google forfeited to avoid prosecution by...

  9. Google Engages in Misleading, Deceptive Conduct with AdWords: Australian Court

    Department of Justice over pharma ads used to sell prescription drugs illegally to American citizens. Justice Peter Jacobson overturned the lower court’s decision and found that Google “engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct in four cases.

  10. Will Yahoo Torch its Search Deal With Microsoft, Outsource Search to Google?

    This attracted the attention of the Department of Justice, and Google pulled out of the deal later that year over broader antitrust concerns and fear of being labeled a “monopolist”. Yahoo will layoff thousands of employees this week as part of a...

  11. Google-Motorola Acquisition Approved in U.S., EU

    Department of Justice (DOJ) and the European Commission (EC) each announced that the deal had been cleared by their respective antitrust authorities and could proceed. U.S.and EU antitrust authorities have approved Google's proposed acquisition of...

  12. SOPA Explained: Why It’s Bad for the Web & How to #StopSOPA

    SOPA’s predecessor COICA would have allowed the Justice Department to seize domain names and order credit card and banks with U.S.operations to cease doing business with the accused sites immediately.

  13. Google Flight Information Gains Prominence in Search Results

    The new look can be attributed to the technology gained via Google's acquisition of airline data software company ITA, finalized in April this year after a Department of Justice investigation. Since giving us an early look in September, Google has...