A bill aimed at reforming a 30-year-old law, which allows the government warrantless access to old emails, has considerable bipartisan support.
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Digital Shoreditch has opened entries on a competition to provide one London-based tech startup with £1m in funding, with the aim of growing the winning company into a £100m business.
The UK's data protection agency ruled in 2010 that Google did not breach UK data laws. But an FCC report may force the UK regulator into reinvestigating the search company.
Online travel specialist Expedia has submitted a formal complaint to the European Commission in the ongoing antitrust investigation into whether Google is abusing its dominance of the search market."Expedia filed a complaint with the European Commission that details specific business and search practices by Google that constitute a violation of European Union competition and consumer protection laws.
The Electronic Privacy Information Center is suing the Federal Trade Commission in federal court to compel the agency to stop Google from rolling out its new privacy policies.
ISPs that intercept user Web search queries to benefit from manipulating results may violate the law and are at risk of incurring user wrath, industry insiders warn.
Twitter, Facebook and RIM have said they welcome the chance to discuss the government's idea of blocking access to social networks and messaging services when riots occur
The prime minister has said that privacy laws should be examined, after a gagging order failed to prevent the identity of a celebrity with a super-injunction from being revealed online
China has blocked searches for #Egypt on its State-approved, State-controlled version of Twitter.Searches for #Egypt on Sina (with over 50 million users) returns the message, "According to relevant laws, regulations and policies, the search results are not shown.
The company has apologised after the country's privacy commissioner said the search giant 'would have' breached privacy laws with its Wi-Fi data harvesting
Government officials in China said they are still reviewing Google's application for its content license renewal, extending the uncertainty around Google's fate in the country.
With social networking becoming commonly used in business and personal interactions, finding evidence for court cases is becoming a headache for everyone involved.
China sent Google its most direct message yet on the search giant's plan to stop censoring its results.According to a bevy of reports, Li Yizhong, the minister of Industry and Information Technology, said Google has to obey China's laws---and that means censoring search results.
The centre, with branches in Paris, London and Munich, will add to Microsoft's existing annual $600m research spend in Europe, as Microsoft Live Search struggles to catch up with Yahoo and Google
The search giant has invited Queen Elizabeth to view ongoing tech projects at its London base in October
It was about six pm last night when I was sat in the reception of Microsoft’s London HQ twiddling on a BlackBerry that I got news of a new search deal between RIM and Microsoft themselves. Spooked as I naturally was, I looked over my shoulder to check whether I was being followed and read on as I had heard rumblings about this earlier in the day.
When legal wrangling turns serious and lawyers send corporate IT departments a barrage of emails looking for information to use as evidence in an upcoming trial, the IT geeks often aren't up to the challenge.
Due to a shortage of senior engineers with 'world-class experience' in Australia, the search giant is directing recruitment efforts to London to tempt ex-pats home
Customs plans on rolling out a system to identify a caller's location and what phone system they are using, however it has yet to reveal whether it will cross reference calls with Australia's national caller database.
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