Latest Criticism of Google Stories

US Antitrust Keeps Watchful Eye On Google, More Probes Possible
2013-04-17 13:03:58

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Last week a coalition composed of companies like Microsoft, Nokia and Oracle filed a complaint with European regulators about what they believe are Google´s anti-competitive behaviors. In short, the companies believe that Google´s Android is a “Trojan horse” which is used to steer more traffic towards their own sites and services. The FairSearch coalition likely filed their complaint with European...

Google Privacy Practices Being Investigated By European Union
2013-04-02 14:38:39

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Six European data protection agencies are preparing possible legal action against search engine giant Google over its alleged failure to make changes to its privacy policy, according to an announcement on Tuesday. The nations include France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom; the efforts are being led by France´s CNIL (Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés), which is...

Google Releases Latest Transparency Report
2013-01-24 04:30:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Requests by law enforcement agencies for Google´s user data have skyrocketed more than 70% since 2009, the Internet search giant revealed on Wednesday in its latest Transparency Report. The report is Google´s voluntary disclosure of how many times it removed data from its services, or submitted user information to government agencies during the last six months. The company said it received 8,438 U.S. government...

Google Gaining Ground On Microsoft In Business Market
2012-12-26 12:31:58

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It isn´t difficult to understand how Google has begun to make such a name for itself in the business and enterprise market. In many ways, Google has been there for many years, first as the search engine of choice (searching the web has long been referred to as “Googling”) and then in the handsets of many employees taking advantage of their company´s 'Bring Your Own Device' initiatives. Google has...

Gmail To Be Integrated Into Google Search Results
2012-12-21 19:41:28

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Google is in the process of testing Gmail integration with search results. Since it was first announced last August, when Google debuted basic Gmail integration that included email, Google Drive docs and flights, the search giant has continued to refine it. Now Google has updated its field trial so users can do a Google search, but look for such very specific information, such as “my reservations” or “my...

Google Apps Free Version For Small Businesses No Longer Available
2012-12-07 14:05:57

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The company´s unofficial motto might be “don´t be evil” but what are small business owners who use Google Apps to think about the search engine giant´s latest move, that quietly killed the free version of Google Apps for Business. Late Thursday in a blog post by Clay Bavor, director of product management for Google Apps, the company offered the following information: “Google Apps started...

Google Warns Of Growing Government Surveillance
2012-11-14 06:35:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Requests by governments around the world to remove content from Google´s search results and other services grew 71 percent in the first half of 2012, while requests for user data grew 15 percent from the previous six months, according to Google´s sixth semi-annual Government Transparency Report released on Tuesday. "This is the sixth time we've released this data, and one trend has become clear: Government surveillance...

China Blocks Google
2012-11-10 09:07:03

Rebecca Darrah for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Google´s services are currently blocked in China, according to web-monitoring group GreatFire.org. "It's the first time since we started tracking online censorship in China in February last year that this has happened," GreatFire wrote in a blog post on Friday. "The subdomains www.google.com, mail.google.com, google-analytics.com, docs.google.com, drive.google.com, maps.google.com, play.google.com and perhaps many more...

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  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.