Microsoft recently paid $8.5 billion for Skype and
even though Facebook and Google lost in the bidding wars offering a measly $3-4
billion, nonetheless now Facebook announces that Skype will be available for video
calling! Mark Zuckerberg said:
The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)
issued its second annual privacy report card with lower
grades of "C for consumer data protection efforts and a D on civil liberties."
Mark Rotenberg, executive director of EPIC said "Our...
Since the Wikimedia Foundation (home of
Wikipedia) is a not-for-profit , it survives by annual fundraisers. Google
co-founder Sergey Brin and his wife Anne Wojcicki (23andMe co-founder) used
their Brin Wojcicki Foundation to grant $500,000 to the Wikimedia...
A proposed law in Germany will restrict employers
from using Facebook, and other truly social Social Media sites, when
recruiting. However the law would allow employers to search business Social
Media sites such as LinkedIn. Since there are no current...
VOIP is likely headed in a new
direction now that Microsoft agreed to pay $8.5 billion for Skype .
It was reported that Facebook and Google's offers were in the $3 to 4 billion
range , while at the same time Skype was still considering an
After digitizing 5.2 million books
Google now offers new tools that permit a fascinating view of
language, culture, and evolution of thought unlike anything known before. Now
anyone can analyze " 500 billion words contained in books published...
Google Woes in the EU Include Conviction for Executives Over Video Posting
conviction of 3 Google executives in Italy for a video posted on Google
which showed the bullying of a disable teenager captured many headlines. No
Pew Research recently reported that 92%
of adults use search engines daily and ComScore recently reported that 65.6%
of all US searches are conducted on Google . So I thought I would pass along
Hack College's recommendations about how to "...
Google Update: Wi-Fi snooping earns it a class-action lawsuit
a follow-up to my recent blog about Google's Street View Cars captured WiFi network information it
is no surprise that many people are mad, but for folks who do not have secure...
Google faces antitrust allegations
by the Federal
Trade Commission (FTC), the European Union (EU), and in Texas that Google's search engine favors its own services in
search results and charges rivals higher ad rates. So when asked to
To the surprise of many Google
confirmed that since 2006 its Street View Cars captured WiFi network
information in addition to Street View Photos. Google uses this WiFi network
information to improve location-based services like search and maps.
Not only was Google's roll out of
Buzz in 2010 badly received by the user community, the Federal Trade Commission
(FTC) filed a Complaint for Google's violation of its own
launched its Buzz social network through...
In 2009 Google started offering l egal research and eDiscovery services ( Postini),
and now Google announced that it invested $18.5 million in
RocketLawyer.com which bills itself as the "fastest growing online
legal service." Forbes reported...
Google will not be accused of
copyright infringement by posting the Dead Sea Scrolls unlike the current litigation
about Google's Books Library Project where Google is
scanning millions of books to be freely available. Although the litigation
After the US government filed
charges that Facebook violated US privacy law, Facebook finally
confessed that it failed to protect the privacy of its 800 million active
users. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) welcomes the public to submit comments...