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Facebook, Microsoft reveal surveillance request figures

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Facebook says it received almost 10,000 US government requests for user data in the second half of 2012Facebook and Microsoft have struck agreements with the US government to release limited information about the number of surveillance requests they receive, a modest victory for the companies as they struggle with the...
Facebook, Microsoft reveal surveillance request figures

Facebook, Twitter support Google's call for transparency in surveillance requests

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Facebook and Microsoft have joined Google in asking for greater transparency in surveillance requests, following widespread criticism of the U.S. government's surveillance programs and the role of the Internet companies.Twitter's General Counsel Alex Macgillivray also wrote in a message Tuesday on the service that Twitter supports efforts for more...
Facebook, Twitter support Google's call for transparency in surveillance requests
Netflix Still Says "House of Cards" Did Great, but Still Won't Talk Ratings

Garbage In, Garbage Out On Studies Concerning Which Countries 'Lead' In Education

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We've been discussing how bad metrics can lead not only to bad conclusions, but also to a tendency to optimize for those bad metrics. That seems to apply to some of the recent news concerning "lagging" by the US in the OECD's education metrics. However, as Greg Ferenstein highlights in...
Garbage In, Garbage Out On Studies Concerning Which Countries 'Lead' In Education
AngelPad's 62 Companies Raised $56 Million In 2012; Round Size Grew Year-Over-Year

Google Calls Facebook's Data Disclosure Deal With The Feds "A Step Back For Users"

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Search No Further: Google Is the Best Search Engine (March 1, 2001)Shown, Google’s home page on Nov. 2, 2011.Facebook disclosed information on how many information requests it received from government agencies on Friday, the first a major internet company has been able to do so. But Google, in a statement...
Google Calls Facebook's Data Disclosure Deal With The Feds "A Step Back For Users"

Governments Requested Information On as Many as 19,000 Facebook Accounts

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Government agencies requested information on somewhere between 18,000 and 19,000 Facebook accounts according to a post on the company’s Web site. The disclosures follow negotiations that Facebook and other tech companies have held with federal agencies over their desire to include requests approved under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)....
Governments Requested Information On as Many as 19,000 Facebook Accounts

SceneTap Interview: San Francisco's Least Welcome Start-Up Explains Itself (Video)

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Late yesterday afternoon I was supposed to meet SceneTap CEO Cole Harper at a bar in San Francisco, so I could get an in-person view of his company’s nightlife monitoring system that was set to debut at various local venues today. More than an hour after we were scheduled to...
SceneTap Interview: San Francisco's Least Welcome Start-Up Explains Itself (Video)

Google: Users Are 'Delighted' With Our Search Changes (GOOG)

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A couple weeks ago, Google started blending social information from Google+ into search results. The blogosphere's reaction to this change, which Google called Search Plus Your World, was swift, loud, and mostly negative. Twitter complained that Google was unfairly favoring its own social network over competitors, then a programmer...
Google: Users Are 'Delighted' With Our Search Changes (GOOG)
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