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  1. 'Let Me Google That For You' Bill Introduced to U.S. Senate

    The bill, sponsored by Senators Tom Coburn and Claire McCaskill, has the purpose "To streamline the collection and distribution of government information" and proposes that the government prioritize searching for information via the Internet.

  2. Twitter Speak From @ to Z – Terms & Definitions

    In order to get your profile verified you have to be a "highly sought [user] in music, acting, fashion, government, politics, religion, journalism, media, advertising, business, and other key interest areas" (number of followers is irrelevant).

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

    Unless, of course, your viewpoint is that of a government official responsible for controlling the unruly masses in the Middle East or North Africa. Particularly if the government is unpopular. Although, given that this authority was (indirectly...

  4. Google as Your Identity Provider: Where Are We Now?

    Sure Google, PayPal and Equifax were federally credentialed Identity Providers (IdPs) and there were governing bodies, massive government involvement and private firms all chomping at the proverbial bit.

  5. Google Warns Secretive Government Group Could Kill Open Web

    Google has seen itself at the center of a number of government censorship and takedown efforts. Google warned that meetings such as the ITU conferences could allow government organizations to side-step the democratic process and apply even tighter...

  6. Google Reveals More Government Search Censorship Requests

    Google is alarmed by government requests to remove political content from search results, fearing that free expression may be at risk. Every six months, Google releases information about government requests to remove content or access private user...

  7. Google Copyright URL Removal Requests Top 1.2 Million

    Before this month Google only reported on government requests to take down copyrighted information, but starting in May they started reporting on copyright holder's requests. When something gets in the way of the free flow of information, we...

  8. Google Commissioned Report Aims to Protect Search Engine Free Speech Rights

    From the outset, its purpose is clear: in drawing comparisons to newspapers and other media outlets, scholar Eugene Volokh makes the case against government intervention in search results with a compelling argument to protect the search giant’s...

  9. Google April Fools' Day Pranks 2012: 8-Bit Maps, Chrome Multitask Mode & More!

    We’re all holding our breath to find out whether any kangaroos will file privacy complaints with the Australian government. In 2006, the company announced Google Romance, a place where you can post all types of romantic information and, using...

  10. New Google Privacy Policy Combines User Data From All Google Services

    Perhaps the real creepy factor you should be worried about is Google’s growing relationship with the government. Our new Privacy Policy makes clear that, if you’re signed in, we may combine information you've provided from one service with...

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

    Whether it’s called SOPA, PIPA, OPEN Act, or some other acronym, the U.S.government, driven by pressure largely out of Hollywood, is determined to put piracy safeguards in place. I am concerned about the corruption of government by media companies...

  12. SEMPO Tells Government: Don't Censor Search Engines

    A small fraction of the population believes in a true "free market" that follows the laissez-faire model, but the majority of us are glad to have both government resources (public streets, parks, schools, and libraries to name a few) and...