Australian State Supreme Court Grants Individuals the Power to Censor the Internet

Australian State Supreme Court Grants Individuals the Power to Censor the Internet Australian Dr. Janice Duffy, was unhappy with the services of psychics offered by the website Kasamba and expressed her dissatisfaction through posts under various alias on RipOffReport.com (“ROR”).  The psychics responded in kind, with ROR posts accusing Duffy of stalking and harassing psychics. Duffy…

EU Announces Antitrust Charges Against Google

EU  Announces Antitrust Charges Against Google European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager (Denmark) announced it has served Google with a formal complaint (called a Statement of Objections) alleging that it unfairly prioritized its own Google Shopping search results over comparison shopping sites.  if the charges are proven,  Google could face up to $6.4 billion in fines. At…

Silicon Beach is Booming and Shifting to Playa Vista

Silicon Beach is Booming and Shifting to Playa Vista Things are looking bright for Silicon Beach. Entrepreneur Magazine reports that according to the L.A. Economic Development Council, the city has more people employed in high-tech jobs (368,500) than any other metro region in the U.S.   In addition, according to the Kaufman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity the city claimed…

The Mounting Cost of the NSA Scandal: “Severe and Getting Worse”

The Mounting Cost of the NSA Scandal: “Severe and Getting Worse” In the last few weeks, the New American Foundation (NAF) released its report, “Surveillance Costs:The NSA’s Impact on the Economy,Internet Freedom & Cybersecurity,” and Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) chaired a roundtable with Silicon Valley executives on this very point.  Both events highlight what is…

Parliament Hill: Canada Acts on Privacy, Spam and Competition Issues

Canadian Privacy Commissioner Tags Google for Medical BT In only her second month on the job, Interim Privacy Commissioner Chantal Bernier took on one of the giants of the Internet – Google.  Bernier cited Google for sending targeted ads for medical conditions based on consumer searches which violates Canada’s “Privacy and Online Behavioural Advertising Guidelines”…