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Google Chairman Urges N.Korea on Internet Freedom

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 2:30 am (UTC-5)
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Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt, who wrapped up a private trip to North Korea on Thursday, is urging the reclusive communist state to allow more of its citizens to use the Internet. Speaking to reporters at the Beijing airport, Schmidt said he used the trip to warn North Korea that it risks staying behind economically […]

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Google Chairman Urges N.Korea on Internet Freedom

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt, who wrapped up a private trip to North Korea on Thursday, is urging the reclusive communist state to allow more of its citizens to use the Internet. Speaking to reporters at the Beijing airport, Schmidt said he used the trip to tell North Korean officials their country would have difficulty […]

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Richardson Urging N.Korea to Stop Weapons Tests, Expand Internet

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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A private delegation of Google executives and other U.S. leaders touring North Korea says it is urging Pyongyang to halt its weapons program and allow for expanded use of the Internet and cell phones. Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, who is leading the delegation, told the Associated Press on Wednesday the group has also […]

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Top Google Executive Headed to Reclusive N.Korea: Report

Posted January 3rd, 2013 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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The executive chairman of Google is reported to be planning to make a trip to North Korea, the reclusive, communist state considered to have the toughest Internet restrictions in the world. The Associated Press reported Wednesday that Eric Schmidt will take part in a “private, humanitarian mission” led by former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson […]

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Search Engine Google Says Profits Fall

Posted October 18th, 2012 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Internet search giant Google says its profits declined 20 percent in the last three months, which prompted a sharp sell-off of the company’s stock on Thursday. U.S.-based Google had planned to release its earnings report for the July-to-September period after the Nasdaq stock exchange had finished trading for the day. But the company that prints […]

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EU Rebukes Google on Its Privacy Policy

Posted October 16th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Data protection agencies in Europe have concluded that Google’s new privacy policy does not comply with the continent’s laws, but the Internet search giant immediately rejected the claim. U.S.-based Google adopted the policy in March, allowing the company to track users across its various offerings, so it could target specific advertising at them depending on […]

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US Fines Search Engine Google for Privacy Violation

Posted August 9th, 2012 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. consumer watchdog agency has imposed its biggest fine ever — on Google, the popular Internet search engine. The Federal Trade Commission fined the American technology giant $22.5 million Thursday as settlement of charges that it violated people’s privacy even after pledging not to do so. The consumer agency said that for several months […]

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US Tech Giants Mapping a Battle

Posted June 6th, 2012 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Two U.S. technology innovators are waging a new battle over the maps that people throughout the world access on their smartphones and other computing devices. For several years, consumers using the hand-held iPhones and iPad tablets sold by the Apple consumer products company have viewed maps supplied by one of the leading search engine companies, […]

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Google Warns Gmail Users of ‘State-Sponsored’ Cyber Attacks

Posted June 6th, 2012 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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Internet giant Google is warning many users of its popular Gmail service that they may be the target of state-sponsored cyber attacks. The California-based company unveiled a new warning system Tuesday to alert Gmail users when it suspects “state-sponsored” attackers are attempting to compromise their accounts or computers using malicious software. Many China-based Gmail users […]

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Google Warns Chinese Users on Faulty Web Searches

Posted June 1st, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Cyber-giant Google — locked in a tug-of-war with China over Internet freedom — has issued a warning to users in the People’s Republic that some search words may disrupt connections, and is encouraging them to try other search terms. A statement posted on Google’s website says searches from China have for several years produced results […]

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