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  1. Twitter is Blocked in Turkey, Google’s Public DNS Helps Users Regain Access

    However, many people believe the heart of the Twitter ban issue is over politically motivated leaks that targeted the Prime Minister and his political party that cast them in a very negative light, reported the Washington Post.

  2. Google's Patrick Thomas Talks Controversial Content Ahead of SES San Francisco Keynote

    Patrick Thomas: I joined Google in 2011 and had previously been working on international economic policy in Washington, D.C. I was frustrated with the rate of progress in public policy and had long been impressed with Google’s ambitions to solve...

  3. Google Spent $14.3 Million on U.S. Lobbying in 2012

    Nyhart said that as Silicon Valley has become more profitable, they've also become more influential in Washington. So their is a pro-innovation argument that if you have only large companies creating public policy, that goes with their interests...

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

    Washington, DC 20580 In addition, SEMPO has offered “valuable insight and background to the Consumer Protection Bureau, both on the topic of a search engine guideline compliance review, and in presenting considerations for the transparency policy...

  5. Privacy Group Sues FTC to Stop New Google Privacy Policy

    Executives went to Washington, D.C.to defend the privacy policy changes, though it didn’t seem to solve much. The complaint was filed today in a Washington, D.C.federal district court. Federal Trade Commission in the hopes of stopping the new...

  6. SOPA, PIPA On Hold, But a New Threat on Horizon

    Indeed, it will be interesting to see just who lawmakers are willing to work with and which perspectives they entertain in reworking PIPA s Julian Sanchez(former Ars Technica Washington Editor), believe the piracy problem has been artificially...

  7. 'The Power of Google' Senate Hearing is Must Watch TV Today

    In a blog post, "Blekko's not afraid of Google, why is Washington? People should be watching the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights hearing on "The Power of Google: Serving Consumers or Threatening Competition?

  8. FCC Votes to Pursue Genachowski's Proposed Net Neutrality Rules

    Reacting on the Official Google Public Policy blog, Google's Washington Telecom and Media Counsel, Richard Whitt, wrote: Per a Washington Post editorial: This means the two rules will be opened for public comment before finalized through an FCC vote.

  9. Google Wants Government on Its Client Roster

    Let us know in the comments.via Washington Post Google Launches Public Policy Blog Google has opened a new office in Reston, Virginia and staffed it with sales people tasked with getting their products used in the government.

  10. SearchDay | Who Audits the Auditor?

    Larry Page to Keynote White Spaces Advocacy Event in DC Posted by Nathania Johnson Sep 23, 2008 Tomorrow, Google co-founder Larry Page will keynote the "Broadband for the Future Event" in Washington, DC.

  11. Yahoo Confirms Icahn Proxy Fight

    Evans School of Public Affairs at University of Washington. Bebchuk has been a frequent contributor to policy making and public discourse in the corporate governance area. Yahoo has confirmed that billionaire investor Carl Icahn has initiated a...

  12. SEO Mos Def Busted by WA State Atty General: $450,000 Penalty Looms

    SEATTLE – A Washington-based company that sells search engine optimization (SEO) services to small businesses is prohibited from selling or advertising them to new customers under the terms of a settlement announced by Washington State Attorney...