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2011-02-14 08:28:00

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- deCarta, Inc., a leading global provider of location based services (LBS) technology, today announced its next generation mapping Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that provide a free service for web and mobile developers who want to offer maps and local search under their own brand. Many developers today use maps from Google, which constrain those developers to Google's business model. deCarta's new APIs provide a comprehensive set...

2011-01-31 16:54:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today called on Google to end the secrecy surrounding its lobbying efforts in Washington after the Internet giant refused to release an 89-page presentation it is showing to policymakers and regulators in the nation's capital.The call came as the Internet giant's lobbying spending soared to $5.2 million in 2010 from $4.03 million in 2009."Google hypocritically calls for openness and transparency for everyone...

2011-01-28 16:38:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen's deal with Google announced today makes it clear that Congressional hearings will be necessary if the American public is to understand fully what happened in the Wi-Spy scandal, Consumer Watchdog said. Google agreed to admit its Street View cars had collected private user information including URLs of requested Web pages, partial or complete email communications or other information,...

2010-12-18 08:05:00

Google told the Connecticut attorney general's office that it will not comply with its requests for information about its Street View cars collecting personal information. Attorney General Richard Blumenthal had issued a civil investigative demand, similar to a subpoena, to determine exactly what information the Street View cars scooped up. Google said that its Street View cars inadvertently collected data from unsecured wireless networks in over 30 countries. "I am disappointed by Google's...

2010-12-14 07:57:14

Google Inc. has been increasingly promoting some of its own content by placing it over that of rival websites when its users perform online searches, leading many competitors to cry foul. Google, which is developing more content in hopes of boosting ad revenue, says that prominently displaying its links over others is more useful to Web searchers than just displaying links to sites that rank highly within the search system. But the moves mean Google is increasingly at odds with websites that...

2010-11-20 06:34:55

The British information commissioner said Friday that Google has agreed to delete private emails and passwords that it picked up while its Street View cars took images of Britain's streets. Google also agreed to improve the way it trains staff on data protection issues as its cars gather information for its free online mapping service. "I welcome the fact that the Wi-Fi payload data that should never have been collected in the first place can, at last, be deleted," Information Commissioner...

2010-11-19 00:00:43

Purple Trout, LLC, a search engine optimization consulting firm, has partnered with Local Splash to help business owners improve their map search engine rankings. This would include better positions in Google Places and other online mapping websites. Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) November 18, 2010 Purple Trout, LLC has partnered with Local Splash, a local map optimization firm, to help businesses improve their map search engine rankings. Internet mapping tools have increasingly become a vital...

2010-11-11 12:00:00

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is investigating Google Inc.'s "Street View" service to see if the company's collection of data violated federal laws. Google is facing multiple investigations in many countries because of the data collected by its cars photographing streets around the world.  Google said last month that it was "mortified" to learn its Wi-Fi equipped Street View cars mistakenly collected entire emails and passwords. "In light of their public disclosure,...

2010-11-04 09:17:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Edward Enterprises LLC is a technology company focusing on mobile devices and web software development for general public's use. Today we are announcing our first iPhone/iPod touch application called DashCam. We are very excited about creating and bringing this application to the public at a fraction of the cost of expensive devices that are available on the market now. DashCam is meant to serve as a "black box" for recording...

2010-11-03 13:45:00

UK's information commissioner says that Google must promise to ensure data protection breaches are not repeated The UK information commissioner, Christopher Graham, said this week that Google committed a "significant breach" of the Data Protection Act when its Street View application collected personal data from Internet users. Graham said the company must sign an "undertaking to ensure data protection breaches do not happen again or it will face further enforcement action," according to The...

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