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It Is Time to Cover Turkey's Media Crisis Before It Is Too Late

Jen Nedeau | Posted 09.17.2014 | Media
Jen Nedeau

A free press is critical to ensure that the Turkish people understand the corruption going on with the government and the judicial system before they elect a new President on August 10.

A Judge Just Gave Prosecutors Access To Someone's Gmail

Reuters | Posted 09.17.2014 | Technology

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge in New York has granted prosecutors access to a Gmail user's emails as part of a crimi...

Google and the German Angst

Markus Ziener | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Markus Ziener

The other day the German minister of justice, Heiko Maas, was asked in an interview how often he is using Google to crawl the Internet. His answer: "Everyday and in an exorbitant manner. Therefore, unfortunately, I am part of the problem."

Six Californias: Conservative Plan, Techie Self-Indulgence or Both?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Despite its not very well-veiled partisan goals, impracticality and illogic, there is something intriguing about the Six Californias proposal. More accurately, there is something intriguing about rethinking how the role states play in US politics, specifically in the Senate and the electoral college.

Robert Scoble: Welcome to the Age of Context

Vala Afshar | Posted 09.16.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

According to Robert Scoble, if you want to read the future, look no further than the startup community. As the Chief Startup Liaison for Rackspace, th...

EDF, Google Earth Outreach and the Most Innovative Trend in Environmental Protection

Fred Krupp | Posted 09.15.2014 | Green
Fred Krupp

Not so long ago, people who worried about pollution in their local environment had few options. Getting answers required hands-on testing by trained experts with specialized equipment, or finding and sifting through scarce, hard-to-come-by data.

Google Takes On Rogue Methane Emissions

Reuters | By Edward McAllister | Posted 09.15.2014 | Green

By Edward McAllister NEW YORK (Reuters) - Google Inc's Street View cars have captured the world's roads, highways and back alleys for ye...

Google Creates Elite Team To Fight Hackers -- And Maybe The NSA

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.16.2014 | Technology

Google said Tuesday it had created an elite team of researchers to find and report major Internet security flaws, potentially thwarting both Chinese h...

2014: The Year of The Truman Show

James Moore | Posted 09.13.2014 | Technology
James Moore

When The Truman Show debuted to great acclaim 16 years ago this summer, film critics were, initially, slightly baffled. Audiences were intrigued, though, by the story of a man whose life was being secretly broadcast to the world and had billions of viewers.

Lebron, Brazil, and Legacy

David Sable | Posted 09.13.2014 | Media
David Sable

In an always-on digital world, we have the two-edged sword of our "legacy cement" constantly being poured...hero to zero and back again before it dries.

Yep, We're Definitely Glad Google Isn't A Real Person

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 07.11.2014 | Comedy

Your Google search history is often best kept secret between you and your computer. Could you imagine if there were a living, breathing human bein...

Woman In Heroin Deaths Panicky Then Calm, Police Say

Associated Press | KATHLEEN FOODY and TERRY COLLINS | Posted 07.11.2014 | Crime

MILTON, Ga. (AP) -- Twice last year, Alix Tichelman found herself alone with a man suffering from a drug overdose. The first time she called 911. The ...

Why Google's Removal of News Links in the EU Is a Good Thing

Evan Leatherwood | Posted 09.08.2014 | Technology
Evan Leatherwood

The furor over Google's removal of news links in the EU will, I hope, alert people to the dangers of allowing a single, commercially motivated entity to effectively be the sole gatekeeper and organizer of the Web's information.

Google Backs Down From Net Neutrality Fight

Bloomberg Businessweek | Posted 07.08.2014 | Technology

Google Inc. (GOOG:US), once boastful that it was the leading defender of a free and open Internet, has gone into the shadows....

Billionaire Google CEO Thinks It Won't Be So Bad When Robots Start Taking Our Jobs

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business

The man who made billions at his full-time job running Google thinks you should stop worrying so much about losing your own full-time job to the robot...

How To Remove Your House From Google Street View

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 07.08.2014 | Technology

Stars like Paul McCartney and Jimmy Page are asking Google to blur out their houses on Street View, but that's not a feature exclusive to celebrities....

YouTube Wants You To Know Why Your Videos Won't Load

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 07.18.2014 | Technology

Wondering why that YouTube video isn't loading? Blame your Internet service provider. At least that's what YouTube is saying in a relatively new fe...

Why Workplace Leadership Is About To Get Its First Major Makeover In Over A Century

Mark C. Crowley | Posted 09.06.2014 | Business
Mark C. Crowley

As workers have become increasingly more critical to the overall success of their companies, what they need and expect in exchange for their work has also profoundly changed.

Your Work Needs Both Cake and Icing

Paul Jarvis | Posted 09.06.2014 | Business
Paul Jarvis

Marketing is icing. If there's not a cake underneath, it'd be pretty hard for it stand up in the shape of a cake by itself. We can't just focus on making icing. We need to also make the cake.

Google Backtracks On Harshly Criticized Censorship Decision

Reuters | Posted 09.03.2014 | Media

(Reuters) - Google Inc GOOGL.O GOOG.O on Thursday reversed its decision to remove several links to stories in Britain's Guardian newspaper, underscori...

Google Just Made It Even Harder To Search For Porn

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 08.07.2014 | Technology

Google just got a little less NSFW. This week, Google banned advertisements that, in the words of the company, "promote graphic depictions of sexua...

Facebook's Experiment Reveals A Much Deeper Problem With The Internet Today

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 09.02.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

It's not hard to demonize Facebook for their actions, but this problem is the same with every major company on the Internet today. The current relationship between consumers and Internet companies is unsustainable.

Watch Out Cupid! Transhumanism is Going to Change Love

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 09.01.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The next time you're in a coffee shop, don't overlook that 70-year-old sitting in the corner reading Dickens, Hemmingway, or maybe even a copy of The Transhumanist Wager. That senior citizen with their years of wisdom and experience might soon be fair game for a love interest.

Facebook Plays Short and Long Game with WhatsApp and Oculus Rift

Esmeralda Swartz | Posted 09.01.2014 | Technology
Esmeralda Swartz

While WhatsApp and Facebook's previous $1 billion acquisition of Instagram were in keeping with its social network roots, Oculus Rift was in the video game industry and had yet to release a product. This led many to ask: what was Zuckerberg thinking?

How Do We Know Driverless Cars Are Safe? Google Says 'Trust Us'

Jonathan Handel | Posted 08.31.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Handel

Driverless cars are on the road now - Google's fleet has logged about 700,000 miles of autonomous driving - and the California DMV will be i...