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Google Admits To Pulling Videos From YouTube
2012-06-18 10:15:00

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com We know Google operates internationally, allowing people from all over the world to have access to some form of a wealth of information. But how do these countries and governments feel about their citizens having this kind of access? For the past two years, Google has been issuing a “Transparency Report” detailing which governments have asked to have content removed. Some of these requests are granted, such as the removal of videos which...

Google CEO Issues 2012 Update
2012-04-06 12:15:01

Google CEO Larry Page made a rare public statement this week on the company´s website for investors. In a post that appeared to be channeling the late Steve Jobs, Page made an emotional appeal on behalf of the billion-dollar search giant. "We have always wanted Google to be a company that is deserving of great love," Page wrote. "But we recognize this is an ambitious goal because most large companies are not well-loved, or even seemingly set up with that in mind." The statement...

Google Autocomplete Not Welcome In Japan
2012-03-26 12:57:08

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com Anyone who has ever typed “realtors are” into Google´s search engine knows that the company´s Autocomplete function may have a slight editorial bias. The feature´s proclivity for unflattering suggestions has resulted in a Japanese court order to disable it. Tokyo District Court has approved a petition by a Japanese man who claimed the feature linked him to crimes he didn´t commit and cost him his job.  According to the...

Google Wants Bigger Presence In China Market
2012-01-13 13:23:17

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Google is trying to smooth over its relationship with China after having a rough couple of years. Google's top executive in China told the Journal that the company is looking to make a range of moves to expand its presence in China, including hiring more engineers and product managers. Daniel Alegre, the executive interviewed by the Journal, said Google wants to focus on services that do not require government-imposed censorship. He...

Feds Flood Google With Requests For User Data: Report
2011-10-26 04:37:26

The federal government has stepped up its requests to Google for personal information about its users, with the number of such requests rising 29 percent over the past six months, according to a Google transparency report released on Tuesday describing the company´s dealings with authorities around the world. Google began issuing the biannual report last year, which gives a country-by-country snapshot of its legal dealings with authorities, following a high-profile clash with China's...

2010-07-30 09:00:00

Google's search engine and other Internet services were back up and running in mainland China on Friday morning after what the company believed was online censorship turned out to be nothing more than a technical hiccup. On Thursday, the company relayed information that the Google.com search engine, Google Ads, and Google Mobile offerings were being "fully blocked" by the Chinese government, and that the Mountain View, California company's news and image services were being "partially...

2010-04-01 12:30:02

Already in the midst of a censorship battle with China, Google now finds itself embroiled in a free speech controversy with Vietnam, according to Thursday media reports. Washington Post staff writer Cecilia Kang is reporting that on March 30, "Internet hackers hit Vietnamese-speaking computer users in an attempt to squelch criticism of a controversial Chinese-backed mining project in Vietnam, according to Google. And foreign journalists covering China and Taiwan reported that their Yahoo...

2010-03-22 06:05:00

China's state news agency accused Google Inc of forcing a political agenda by falsely claiming the Chinese government supported hacker attacks and by pushing its culture, ideas, and values on the country. The Chinese government's Internet censorship, which Google has said is one of the main reasons the company may quit China, has been defended by China's state media. The news agency says "it is unfair for Google to impose its own value and yardsticks on Internet regulation to China, which...

2010-03-14 10:48:41

The Financial Times said on Saturday that Google's talks with China over censorship have reached an apparent impasse, and the Internet company is now "99.9 percent" certain it will shut down its Chinese search engine. Google said that it had drawn up detailed plans for closing its Chinese search engine. According to the paper's source, Google was likely to take some time to follow through with its plans. The newspaper reported that it would be to help bring about an orderly closure as the...

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