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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Google to EU: our vertical search products fail in the market, but are useful enough for our users to display   —  Google To EU: You Know, No One Really Uses Our Vertical Search Products  —  As was widely expected yesterday, the EU has officially come out with its “Statement of Objections” …
Apr 15, 2015, 7:15 PMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Zenefits Allowed Back Into Utah After Insurance Brokers Tried To Kill The Innovative Startup   —  Late last year, we wrote about the ridiculous situation in which the state of Utah effectively banned Zenefits, the innovative HR software service provider that tons of companies now use.
Apr 14, 2015, 7:10 AMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
French Government Starts Blocking Websites With Views The Gov't Doesn't Like   —  We had been noting, in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in France, how the country that then held a giant “free speech” rally appeared to be, instead, focusing on cracking down on free speech at every opportunity.
Mar 19, 2015, 8:40 AMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Study finds music labels take 73.1% of profits from streaming services; artists get 10.9%   —  Yes, Major Record Labels Are Keeping Nearly All The Money They Get From Spotify, Rather Than Giving It To Artists  —  A small group of very vocal musicians has decided that the new target of their anger …
Feb 6, 2015, 12:20 AMIn context
Tim Cushing / Techdirt:
FBI added Anonymous hacker Jeremy Hammond to a terrorist watchlist several months before the Stratfor hack and his arrest   —  FBI Added Lulzsec Hactivist Jeremy Hammond To The Terrorist Watchlist A Year Before He Was Arrested  —  Jeremy Hammond — a member of various Anonymous offshoots …
Feb 3, 2015, 4:55 PMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Chilling Effects DMCA archive decides to pull copyright removal notice pages from search engines, deletes whole domain from Google, probably by mistake   —  Chilling Effects On Chilling Effects As DMCA Archive Deletes Self From Google  —  Over the weekend, TorrentFreak noted …
Jan 12, 2015, 4:05 PMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Intel Turns Off Russian Forums, Blogs & Comments In Response To Russian Blogging Law   —  Back in April of last year, we were among the first to report on a very dangerous new law in Russia targeting bloggers, requiring any blogger or social media user with more than 3,000 “visitors” a day to register their real name with the government.
Jan 5, 2015, 10:20 PMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Chrome Security Team Considers Marking All HTTP Pages As ‘Non-Secure’   —  Back in August, we noted that Google had started adjusting its search algorithm to give a slight boost to sites that are encrypted.  That is, all else equal, sites that use HTTPS will get a slight ranking boost.
Dec 20, 2014, 9:05 AMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Congress passes intelligence bill incorporating key parts of Reagan-era executive order authorizing NSA spying on Americans   —  How Congress Secretly Just Legitimized Questionable NSA Mass Surveillance Tool  —  We recently noted that, despite it passing overwhelmingly …
Dec 14, 2014, 8:35 AMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Former WSJ publisher L. Gordon Crovitz is either misinformed or is deliberately misleading in recent pro-surveillance essay   —  Ridiculously Misinformed Opinion Piece In WSJ Asks Apple And Google To Make Everyone Less Safe  —  Former Wall Street Journal publisher L. Gordon Crovitz still gets to publish opinion pieces in the WSJ.
Nov 24, 2014, 11:35 PMIn context

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