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Why Google Should Be Regulated (Part 4)

Dr. Robert Epstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Dr. Robert Epstein

Nipping at Google's heels. That's what U.S. federal agencies and some foreign governments have been doing. But the issues they've looked at are trivial. It's time we all looked at the larger ones.

Why Google Should Be Regulated (Part 3)

Dr. Robert Epstein | Posted 01.02.2013 | Technology
Dr. Robert Epstein

s it unlawful for Google to collect and organize vast volumes of information about you, your family, and your business and then to use that information to try to alter your behavior? Nope. Is Google a threat to our civil liberties? Yep.

Why Google Should Be Regulated (Part 2)

Dr. Robert Epstein | Posted 12.31.2012 | Technology
Dr. Robert Epstein

As good as Google is at providing information, it should not and must not be allowed to conduct business as usual. It must and will eventually be regulated, just as the phone companies and credit bureaus are regulated. Fundamental civil liberties issues are at stake.

Why Google Should Be Regulated (Part 1)

Dr. Robert Epstein | Posted 10.23.2012 | Technology
Dr. Robert Epstein

As good as Google is at providing information, it should not be allowed to conduct business as usual. It must be regulated, just as the phone companies and credit bureaus are regulated. Fundamental civil liberties issues are at stake.

The Failed 'Facebook Killers': Where Are They Now?

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 08.29.2012 | Technology

Pull out your handkerchiefs, folks. It's time to mourn another failed "Facebook killer." The founders of Diaspora, a social startup many once thoug...

What's Missing From the Google Transparency Filing?

Chris Castle | Posted 08.22.2012 | Technology
Chris Castle

Could Google pay millions to organizations that promote its agenda but never have to reveal those payments to satisfy their disclosure obligations under Judge Alsup's order?

Google Buries Failed Social Network

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 12.14.2011 | Technology

This post has been updated. Scroll down for correction. Google announced a "fall sweep" on October 14, detailing the shuttering of several products...

Google Plus Fuss Proves They Finally Got Social Networking Right

Brett Greene | Posted 09.12.2011 | Denver
Brett Greene

As someone who thought Google Wave would have a major impact, before watching it crash, along with no one really using Google Buzz, I'm hesitant but overall optimistic that Google got it right this time.

Would You Have Used Google Taco Town?

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 06.13.2011 | Technology

Google Buzz's development, launch, and "scar" are discussed in Steven Levy's new book, In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, And Shapes Our Lives. ...

Frank Speiser, SocialFlow: 27 Million and Counting

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Lauren Drell | Posted 08.10.2011 | Small Business

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the...

Google Foe Miffed About Giant's Privacy Violation Settlement

Posted 06.01.2011 | Technology

By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO | Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:46pm EDT (Reuters) - An Internet privacy group that prodded U.S. regulators to scrutinize G...

Google +1: Facebook, You've Been "Checked"

Pedro L. Rodriguez | Posted 05.30.2011 | Technology
Pedro L. Rodriguez

Yesterday, Google announced the arrival of +1, a tool that adds an element of social networking to the company's search engine. If you think it bears any similarity to Facebook's "Like" button, you are not alone.

Google Social Take Three: How +1 Could be Different

Christopher Cocca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Christopher Cocca

If Google's new "+1" is what insiders think it is, 2011 could very well be the year Google figures out how do social its way, the right way, and across its already-social platforms and search services.

Social Media Fails: 5 Social Projects That Tanked In 2010

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

2010 may have been a big year for some social media outlets, but for others business wasn't so great. While Google struggled to gain a foothold in t...

Google Coughs Up $8.5 Million In Buzz Privacy Lawsuit

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK — Google Inc., the top Web search provider, will allocate about $8.5 million to Internet privacy and policy organizations as part of a ...

Thomas Genshaft PC, Aspen Law Firm, Files Class-Action Suit Against Google

The Aspen TImes | Rick Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

ASPEN -- An Aspen law firm has filed a class-action complaint on behalf of millions of Google e-mail users, alleging the Internet host violated their ...

Nations tell Google of privacy concern on Buzz

AP | BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK — Officials from Germany, Canada, France and seven other countries are raising privacy concerns about Google's mapping service and the ...

Dear Google, Please Stop Ruining My Dating Life

Gena Grish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Gena Grish

Google and I are going to have to sit down and have a little chat. Why? It has been wreaking havoc on my dating life!

New Google Buzz Button Lets You Follow, Share With Ease: Here's How

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Since the launch of Google Buzz earlier this year, Google has been consistently tweaking its social media platform with a host of updates and changes,...

Dan Froomkin

Google Buzz Exposes White House Internet Policy Advisor Andrew McLaughlin's Email List; Congressman Has Questions | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When he signed on with Google's privacy-challenged social networking service last month, White House Internet policy director Andrew McLaughlin unwitt...

White House Deputy CTO Caught In Google Buzz Privacy Controversy

AllThingsD | John Paczkowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Among the many Gmail subscribers to have their private contacts exposed in the Google Buzz privacy fiasco was Andrew McLaughlin, the Obama administrat...

Google Buzz REVIEW: The 9 WORST Google Buzz Features (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The launch of Google's new social networking platform, Google Buzz, has been met with both good and bad buzz. Although Google came under intense cr...

MC Hammer: 'This Is The Greatest Opportunity Ever To Be An Entrepreneur'

Stanford Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

While connecting his laptop to the projector in Bishop Auditorium yesterday [Feb. 22], popular blogger Robert Scoble checked his Gmail account, then h...

Google Buzz Poses Major Privacy Risk For Kids: It's A 'Parental Control Nighmare,' Analyst Says

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Should parents worry about Google Buzz? Technology analyst Charlene Li thinks so. She says she has counseled her children on how to stay safe onlin...

5 AWESOME Jabs At Google Buzz (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Morgan Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

About a week ago the all powerful omniscient Google overlords released a new social networking platform: Google Buzz. Check out these great jabs at Go...