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  1. U.S. Holiday Trends & Forecast: Top Shopping Days, Hot Searches, Mobile Shoppers

    Even government shutdowns can't put a damper on the consumer's plot to shop this holiday season. Overall, retailers are optimistic for the 2013 holiday season, hoping political debates over government spending and the debt ceiling do not erase any...

  2. 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...

  3. Obama vs. Romney: Search for Next President Reveals Astonishing Facts

    barackobama.com is not owned by the government as some may believe, but rather it is registered via GoDaddy with Privacy Protection service, and I highly doubt that the United States government would need privacy protection) This leads us to a...

  4. 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. We hope this tool will be helpful in discussions about the appropriate scope and authority of government requests.

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

    I am concerned about the corruption of government by media companies particularly,” according to Susanowa. Whether it’s called SOPA, PIPA, OPEN Act, or some other acronym, the U.S.government, driven by pressure largely out of Hollywood, is...

  6. Google to Protest SOPA on Home Page Tomorrow

    Two bills currently making their way through congress -- SOPA and PIPA -- give the US government and copyright holders extraordinary powers including the ability to hijack DNS and censor search results (and this is even without so much as a proper...

  7. iPhone Tops Web and Mobile Searches on Yahoo in 2011

    Government shutdown There are 17 different versions of Yahoo’s Year in Review available; here are the lists from searches in the United States. For more Top 10 lists on the most popular searches in finance, music, movies, and even desserts, or...

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

    Should the government be doing more to protect users from online scams? Dawson (United States District Judge in Nevada) gave Chanel permission to seize 228 domains that, Chanel claimed, were selling counterfeit goods.

  9. 'Rogue' Drug Ads May Cost Google $500 Million

    The government previously cracked down on Google for accepting ads from illegal online gambling sites. In May 2011, in connection with a potential resolution of an investigation by the United States Department of Justice into the use of Google...

  10. WikiLeaks Founder Warns US Govt Can Access Your Facebook, Yahoo, Google Info

    During an informative interview, Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, warned people that their Facebook, Yahoo and Google information is very accessible to the US government. Though, he noted there is no actual set up API for the government...

  11. Feds Go All In Against Online Poker Sites, Seize Domains, Issue Warrants

    An Australian newspaper reported that the information for the arrests could have come from a credit card processor who had been arrested last year and was cooperating with the government to reduce his own sentence.

  12. Google Fighting Freedom of Press in Spain, Getting Fined in France

    Though freedom-of-expression provisions of Spanish law protect newspapers, legal gazettes and other publishers from government censors, the Spanish data regulator contends the protections don't extend to Internet search engines like Google," the...

  13. Baidu Executives Fly to U.S. For Meeting With Facebook

    While Facebook did launch a Chinese language version back in 2008, currently Facebook is blocked by the Chinese government. Last week, executives from the Chinese search engine Baidu flew to the United States to meet with Facebook in their Silicon...

  14. Guillermo González Camarena Inventor Of Color TV Gets Google Doodle

    With all of the claims that Google is engaging with the protests for freedom in the Middle East - two of their employees were active in the Egyptian overthrow of the government - it would have been nice to see Google use this Doodle to also...

  15. Social Media Around the World: Current Trends and Future Growth

    One key to the success of Chinese social media sites like Kaixin001 and Xing is the Golden Shield Project enforced by the Chinese government. The U.K.is second only to the United States in number of current Facebook users, according to WebCertain's...