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  1. FTC Giving Native Advertising a Closer Look

    The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop on December 4, 2013 in Washington, DC to examine the practice of blending advertisements with news, entertainment, and other content in digital media, referred to as "native advertising" or...

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

    But it’s not only the Federal Government; there were six NSTIC pilot programs approved all in a variety of verticals including ecommerce, health, education, even the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.

  3. Government SEO is Broken

    A federal government that understands and implements good SEO can function as a role model to encourage partners at the local and state level to consider how users interact with search and to ensure that their information and services can be...

  4. SEMPO Appeals to FTC for Updated Search Engine Disclosure Guidelines

    Federal Trade Commission As we have publicly stated previously, the search function is not a government-run utility, established by law and thus subject to bureaucratic oversight, but a service provided to consumers and businesses by private...

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

    Not content with Google's $25,000 fine for obstructing a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) investigation into the allegations, a U.S. The investigation conducted was inadequate and did not address the applicability of federal wiretap law to...

  6. Google Forfeiture: Government Splits $500 Million

    Each of the four federal agencies contributed to the investigation. Under the program allowing the distribution of forfeited funds among law enforcement agencies who participate in federal investigations, they will not be allowed to use the...

  7. New Gmail, YouTube, Blogger Users Join Google+ by Default

    Identity providers must comply with strict government regulations to offer their services as certified identity providers for federal websites. The last few weeks have seen a flurry of efforts on Google's part to get new users into their social...

  8. Judge Orders ALL Search Engines, Social Networks to De-index Seized Websites

    Having a federal judge curating a multibillion-page search index is a little like putting a finger in the hole of the dam without realizing there are 100 more holes draining the same lake," says Skrenta.

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

    Think about all the forms of information that used tobe very difficult to access, but which are now at your fingertips, empowered not only by the search engines themselves but also by the cooperation of the information's owners: publishers,federal...