CLBR Segment 2: Jillian York on Google’s Censorship Decision

NOTEBOOK JILLIAN YORK Director of International Freedom of Expression, Electronic Frontier Foundation Segment Two: 10:30-11:00 AM PT Background The Innocence of Muslims Trailer Salman Rushdie on controversy (Today Show) What to Make of Google’s Decision to Block the Innocence of Muslims Movie, The Atlantic Why YouTube Is Wrong to Censor the Anti-Islam Video, The Nation Muhammed…

Ted’s Tubes: Google Transparency Report

Google Transparency Report Shows Troubling Spike in Government Demands for Takedowns Google released its regular report on government requests for information and/or to remove content. Google notes: Unfortunately, what we’ve seen over the past couple years has been troubling, and today is no different. When we started releasing this data in 2010, we also added…

GOOGLE C U IN COURT

Google Privacy Policy Fallout

  Battle Still Raging Over Google Privacy Policy Now that Google’s global privacy policy change has taken effect, the fallout has begun.  In an unusual move, the Electronic Privacy and Information Clearinghouse (EPIC) has taken the Federal Trade Commission to federal court for an order requiring that the FTC commence an enforcement action against Google…

Top Stories of 2011

TOP STORIES OF 2011 #1  AMAZON WARS 2010 ended with the Amazon Tax in effect in three states totally approximately ten percent of the population and GDP.  With the addition of Arkansas, Calfornia, Connecticut, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Vermont the tax has some applicability in states which comprise about 1/3 of the population and GDP the…

Ted’s Tubes: Google Sounds Trade Alarm, From Russian with Spam, Wiki-Leaks & Net Meter

Google Sounds Alarm Bell over Internet Trade Barriers “More than 40 governments now engage in broad-scale restriction of online information, a tenfold increase from just a decade ago.”  This was one of the opening points of a white paper released by Google entitled “Enabling Trade in the Era of Information Technologies: Breaking Down Barriers to…

TOP STORY: Facebook, Google Stir Privacy Debate, FTC Holds Fire

FACEBOOK, GOOGLE MISSTEPS FUEL PRIVACY DEBATE, WHILE FTC BACKS AWAY FROM REGULATION OF BT Facebook was back in the privacy spotlight after a recent Wall Street Journal investigation found that many of the most popular Facebook applications were sharing user profiles with other advertisers and data firms (as was MySpace but to a more limited degree),…

Google Under Siege (except in Kansas)

Google has had a bumpy ride the last few weeks.  First, an Italian court convicted two Google executives on criminal charges relating to the display of an offensive video on Google Video even though the executives had nothing to do with the video, Google took down the video and cooperated with Italian authorities in identifying…