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  1. Google, Facebook, Microsoft & Others Join Forces to Fight NSA Spying

    Microsoft's general counsel Brad Smith said: "People won't use technology they don't trust. Eight of the world's largest technology companies have signed a joint letter to the US president and congress, demanding reform on the methods used by...

  2. Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Microsoft Urge 'Greater Transparency' in PRISM Letter

    Yahoo general counsel Ron Bell called it a "call to action. The letter was also addressed to Attorney General Eric Holder and Senate majority leader Harry Reid, among others. Several high-profile technology companies have co-signed a letter that...

  3. 6 Reasons the Website (vs. Social Media) Should Be the Ultimate Destination for the Brand

    Chances are, if legal counsel was required to review social media policies like the Facebook Terms below, marketers would be further encouraged to use social platforms to bring customers to the website.

  4. Another Loss for Viacom in Endless YouTube Copyright Legal Battle

    In a blog post, Google SVP and general counsel Kent Walker said that billions of people will benefit from the decision. Google-owned video-sharing site YouTube has handed Viacom yet another loss in the latest round of a copyright infringement court...

  5. Google, Mozilla Accuse Microsoft of Restricting Browser Choice in Windows 8

    Windows on ARM - as currently designed - restricts user choice, reduces competition and chills innovation," said Mozilla General Counsel Harvey Anderson in a company blog post. Mozilla has accused Microsoft of failing in its commitment to give...

  6. Google Won't Pause New Privacy Policy - Should They Have To?

    Yesterday, Google’s deputy general counsel Mike Yang and public policy director Pablo Chavez attended a closed-door meeting with ten U.S.representatives. In the letter to Article 29 Working Party chairman Jacob Kohnstamm, Google’s Global Privacy...

  7. Everyone Is Rushing To Stop FTC's Do Not Track Registry, Why?

    They have even promoted Mike Zaneis to SVP and general counsel for the IAB initiative and he has presented their case internationally. The group has created a website - BetterAdvertising - to inform the industry and people in general of their...

  8. YouTube Wins Case Against Viacom

    Kent Walker, Vice President and General Counsel of Google, said on the Official YouTube Blog, "This is an important victory not just for us, but also for the billions of people around the world who use the web to communicate and share experiences...

  9. Privacy Roundup: Google Street View, French Law, and Congressional Hearings

    Google Deputy General Counsel Nicole Wong also appeared at the hearing. Privacy concerns are ever-present, but the past week has generated significant buzz on the matter. First up, Google has been asked by a the European Article 29 Working Party to...

  10. Idearc Creates Executive Council, Reorganizes Sales Division

    Cody Wilbanks, executive vice president - General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Wilbanks has been Acting General Counsel since March. Idearc CEO Scott Klein has announced the nine members of the new Executive Council.