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

    Germany: 2,311 requests – 48 percent led to some data being handed over. It included a blacked-out chart to demonstrate this gag (pictured above).Richard Salgado, legal director for law enforcement and information security at Google, said the firm...

  2. Google Still Taking a Beating Over Max Mosley S&M Party Search Results

    Germany's former First Lady, Bettina Wulff, also battled Google for autocomplete results that suggest she's linked to prostitution. Google said in a French court this week that it had removed hundreds of pages for Mosley and stands ready to remove...

  3. Google News Snippets, YouTube Embedded Videos Face Legal Challenges in Germany

    Webmasters will need to be much more careful about quoting content from online German publications if a new online copyright law comes into effect in Germany on August 1. If the law had passed in that form, it would have caused significant issues...

  4. Is Google's Unified Privacy Policy Illegal in Europe?

    On 19 March 2013, representatives of Google were invited at their request to meet with the taskforce led by the CNIL and composed of data protection authorities of France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and the UK.

  5. Google Reveals More Government Search Censorship Requests

    Rather than removing them, Google restricted viewing in Germany. Even when content doesn’t violate their own guidelines, Google may bend to the law of any given country. In Thailand, the Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology asked...

  6. Google Won't Erase Links to Max Mosley Hooker Orgy Stories, So He Sues

    They say we're not obliged to police the web and we don't want to police the web, so we have brought proceedings against them in France and Germany where the jurisprudence is favourable. Mosley, with all due respect, is not looking for anything a...

  7. Google’s European Privacy & Antitrust Battles: An Update

    The European Commission is still determining Google’s degree of dominance, Google is providing an WiFi location opt-out service; Google has announced that it will delete 3.6 million Dutch WiFi SSIDs, and Google Analytics has been un-banned in...

  8. Google Mobile News Roundup: Android Security, Avoid Traffic, Emergency Numbers & More

    Now that phone number is clickable link that lets you dial the number (Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the U.S.only).

  9. The Revolution Will Be Streamed -- Operation Payback: Protest or War?

    Though in Twitter's case, it was saved because it's the only communication device -- much like you wouldn't take down your underground radio station in World War II Germany. But before you get any ideas, this is against the law and you could be...