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  1. Google Responds to 'Right to Be Forgotten' Questionnaire

    Could a ruling in Europe affect the information that U.S.citizens have access to? In light of the most recent European ruling on the so-called "Right to Be Forgotten," Google issued a public, or what it called "transparent," response to a...

  2. Google Begins Removing Search Results to Comply With 'Right to be Forgotten'

    Towards the end of May, Google started offering EU citizens an online form to fill out if they want a link removed from its search results. Google has started removing search results, following the European Court of Justice landmark "right to be...

  3. Google Censorship Ruling in Canada Has Worldwide Implications

    Over the last few years we've seen an increasing number of instances where Google was ordered to remove less than favorable results, or where countries have blocked content from their citizens. Also in May, European courts ruled in favor of a...

  4. 5 Fast Facts about the EU's Privacy Ruling on Google

    On May 13, the European Court of Justice (ECJ), the highest court in Europe, ruled against Google in a landmark privacy case, asserting that EU citizens have a "right to be forgotten. This ruling, along with another landmark ECJ privacy case that...

  5. Twitter is Blocked in Turkey, Google’s Public DNS Helps Users Regain Access

    Publicly, the Turkish Prime Minister has said the ban was over content on Twitter that the company refused to remove from Twitter – specifically content that insulted Turkish citizens, although those citizens are primarily Erdoğan and his...

  6. Opinion: Search Engines Not Responsible for Deleting Personal Data From Index

    He explained that based on present law citizens don't have a right to be removed from search indexes within the Data Protection Directive framework. Google doesn't have to delete sensitive personal information from its search engine index...

  7. Google Warns Secretive Government Group Could Kill Open Web

    Google has slammed an upcoming meeting of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), set for Dec.in Dubai, which the company says will give governments the chance to set new regulations without input from citizens and user advocacy groups.

  8. Facebook Settles Privacy Lawsuit, Buys Facial Recognition Company Face.com

    Five Facebook members brought the case forward, though nearly one in three U.S.citizens could have joined in, said related court documents. Some European companies have already raised concerns about Facebook’s autotagging practice, citing concerns...

  9. Google+ Stream Filtering Upgrade In Works

    Schmidt said the role of governments in creating the next Silicon Valley should be to ensure all citizens have access to fixed and wireless broadband. Then the government should let the citizens do everything else," he said.

  10. Targeting by Language or Country: What You Need to Know

    Spanish, for example, can easily cover almost all of Latin America in addition to targeting homegrown Spanish-speaking citizens. And that's not talking about other languages either; not only is Brazilian Portuguese different from European...

  11. SearchDay | Bing from the Agency Perspective

    The government has been trying to stifle protests, but the citizens - and media - are determined to . First up, Google has been asked by a the European Article 29 Working Party to keep "unblurred" photos for Street View for as little time as possible.

  12. Daily SearchCast, June 27, 2006: School Upset Over Student Data In Google; Is GBuy GooglePal?; Microsoft adCenter Gets Promoted; New Travel Search Engines; The Matt Cutts Doll & More!

    The French answer to Google Earth, the indirectly government funded Geoportail, launched Friday and was immediately overwhelmed with visits from eager French citoyens (citizens) and other curious would-be users.

  13. Details about Europe's i2010 Digital Libraries Program Emerge

    According to an EC announcement on Friday, the aim of the project is to digitize and preserve records of Europe's heritage--including books, film fragments, photographs, manuscripts, speeches and music--and make it available online to all European...