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Google-related movie 'The Internship' by Vince Vaughn spotted filming in Atlanta [Gallery]
Why FairSearch Can't Find Anyone To Listen To Its Anti-Google Tirades

Facebook roundup: facial recognition policy, director of engineering, Twitter sync, PMD announcements and more

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Facebook removes facial recognition in EU, addresses other concerns - Per recommendations from the Irish Data Protection Commissioner, which has audited Facebook policies and practices, Facebook has removed the facial recognition feature that made suggestions for who to tag in a photo. The Data Protection Commissioner says Facebook has nearly complied with...
Facebook roundup: facial recognition policy, director of engineering, Twitter sync, PMD announcements and more

Facebook's Q1 Lobbying Spend Soars 277 Percent To $2.45M; Google Down 33 Percent

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It’s no secret that the amount of time that tech companies are spending in Washington D.C is at a high. And money spent on lobbying has also been reaching peaks for a number of well-known technology giants, including Facebook. In the first quarter of 2013, Facebook spent $2.45 million on...
Facebook's Q1 Lobbying Spend Soars 277 Percent To $2.45M; Google Down 33 Percent

Shameful: Tech Companies Fighting Against Necessary CFAA Reform And CISPA Fixes

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We've been talking a lot about the importance of CFAA reform lately, even highlighting how, under the CFAA, the founders of some of the most successful tech and software companies of our time could have been thrown in jail under the CFAA. For that reason, it's ridiculous and shameful that...
Shameful: Tech Companies Fighting Against Necessary CFAA Reform And CISPA Fixes

British ISPs to block The Pirate Bay

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High court orders service providers including Sky and Virgin Media to block The Pirate Bay in the UKBritain's internet providers have been ordered by the high court to block access to the filesharing website The Pirate Bay.The high court on Monday told five leading internet providers, including Sky and Virgin...
British ISPs to block The Pirate Bay

It Sounds Like Mark Zuckerberg's Immigration Lobbying Group Is Falling Apart

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Last weekend, we described how the lobbying group organized by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to promote immigration reform had been caught supporting politicians who trash President Obama and Obamacare and support oil drilling in the Alaska wilderness. Although this behavior was described as business as usual in Washington--if you want...
It Sounds Like Mark Zuckerberg's Immigration Lobbying Group Is Falling Apart

FairSearch Member Kayak: Google Travel Search Has Had "No Impact On Our Business"

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In the roughly two years since Google launched flight search and hotel search, Kayak CEO Steve Hafner says, “We haven’t seen any impact on our business.” This statement, made in a CNBC interview, would appear to directly contradict the central claim of the lobbying group to which... Please visit Search...
FairSearch Member Kayak: Google Travel Search Has Had "No Impact On Our Business"
Google, Facebook, Amazon, and eBay form 'Internet Association' lobbying group

Neurotoxic soyburgers story came from pro-meat/anti-vegetarian group

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Looks like I got spoofed: the study in this morning's post about neurotoxins in soyburgers turns out to have been funded by an anti-vegetarian, pro-meat lobbying group, the Weston A Price Foundation. These are also the folks who say lard is good for you. Maybe the science is good, maybe...
Neurotoxic soyburgers story came from pro-meat/anti-vegetarian group

Proposed Oklahoma "violent" game tax defeated in committee

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The Oklahoma House Revenue and Tax Subcommittee has rejected proposed legislation that would have placed a 1 percent surtax on all games rated T (Teen) or higher by the Entertainment Software Rating Board. The bill, first proposed by state rep Will Fourkiller (D) earlier this month, was designed to discourage...
Proposed Oklahoma "violent" game tax defeated in committee
European Commissioner "almost 100% certain" to reject Google's antitrust proposals

Ex-Congressman Rick White and ex-Motricity CEO Ryan Wuerch raise $4M for stealthy Solavei

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Rick White Former Congressman Rick White and former Motricity CEO Ryan Wuerch have emerged at the helm of a  stealthy new Bellevue company by the name of Solavei. Very little is known about the company, which just raised a little more than $4 million in startup financing. A short message...
Ex-Congressman Rick White and ex-Motricity CEO Ryan Wuerch raise $4M for stealthy Solavei

FOR SHAME: Amazon Has Finally Promised To Improve U.S. Working Conditions (AMZN)

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Amazon, you should really be ashamed of yourself for this one. At the company's annual meeting today in Seattle, CEO Jeff Bezos promised that the company will spend $52 million this year to add air conditioning to its warehouses, reports the Seattle Times. That's because Amazon was outed last year...
FOR SHAME: Amazon Has Finally Promised To Improve U.S. Working Conditions (AMZN)

Facebook Bans Ad That Criticizes Facebook By Using CEO Zuckerberg's Face (FB)

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Facebook has declined to run an ad that criticizes Facebook's new political lobbying group, FWD.us, because it uses CEO Mark Zuckerberg's face. The Washington Post notes: In a statement, Facebook said it generally rejects "ads that contain Mark's image because - not surprisingly - in our experience those ads tend...
Facebook Bans Ad That Criticizes Facebook By Using CEO Zuckerberg's Face (FB)

Google, Yahoo executives back CISPA through lobbying group

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The battle raging around the Cyber Intelligence Security Protection Act (CISPA) just got a little dirtier. A lobbying group that counts top executives at Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo as board members has officially thrown its support behind the controversial bill. "TechNet, the bipartisan policy and political network of technology...
Google, Yahoo executives back CISPA through lobbying group
Google, Facebook, Amazon and eBay found pro-tech lobbying group

Tech Company Lobbying Group Explains The Importance Of Letting Countries Make Their Own Policy Decisions On Copyright

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The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), which represents a variety of big tech companies, including Microsoft, Google, eBay, Oracle and others, has come on strong lately as a defender against the ridiculous and unnecessary expansion of overly aggressive copyright law. This is good news -- seeing as some of...
Tech Company Lobbying Group Explains The Importance Of Letting Countries Make Their Own Policy Decisions On Copyright
Mark Zuckerberg and other tech leaders may be forming Washington lobbying group

Grassley plan for tougher H-1B enforcement revealed

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TechNet, an industry lobbying group, Wednesday released a letter signed by nearly 350 companies that calls on Congress to eliminate the per-country cap on green cards just as details of the latest US. Senate proposal come to light....
Grassley plan for tougher H-1B enforcement revealed

Google, eBay, Facebook, Amazon form lobbying group

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Industry bigwigs are ramping up their voice in Washington on topics like Internet regulation. [Read more]...
Google, eBay, Facebook, Amazon form lobbying group

Doubling Down On Secrecy: ITU Believes Secret Media Strategy Key To Avoiding SOPA/ACTA Fate

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As the WCIT (World Conference on International Telecommunications) gets under way in Dubai, the ITU is making its play to regulate the internet, potentially to aid authoritarian governments in censoring or limiting the internet, or to divert money from innovative internet companies to stagnant state telcos out of a claim...
Doubling Down On Secrecy: ITU Believes Secret Media Strategy Key To Avoiding SOPA/ACTA Fate

Google could face Android antitrust investigation in Europe, after Microsoft complains

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Google may find itself in trouble for bundling key applications in its lineup with the Android operating system, after a lobbying group including Microsoft, Nokia and others complained to the European Commission over the practice. The Microsoft-led group, called FairSearch, was already behind a previous (and as yet unresolved) complaint...
Google could face Android antitrust investigation in Europe, after Microsoft complains

Spanish Recording Industry Lobbyists Sue Professor For Highlighting Its Monopolistic Practices

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Yet again, we're left scratching our heads at the basic failure of recording industry lobbyists to think about the consequences of their actions. The latest is that Promusicae, the Spanish recording industry lobbying group that is associated with the IFPI (which, itself is associated with the RIAA) has sued Spanish...
Spanish Recording Industry Lobbyists Sue Professor For Highlighting Its Monopolistic Practices

NRA: Games To Blame For Violence! Also, Here's A Shooting Game For 4-Year-Olds!

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Attention readers of this article! This is important to realize: I do not hate guns, the NRA, or freedom. While this is not the forum for any of us to discuss our personal philosophy regarding firearms or the 2nd amendment, let's just say my views are nuanced and leave it...
NRA: Games To Blame For Violence! Also, Here's A Shooting Game For 4-Year-Olds!

RIAA Slams Google For Anti-Piracy Fail

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Frustrated and bitter that laws like SOPA and PIPA have yet to get pushed through Congress without those pesky constituents objecting to turning the U.S. government into muscle for entertainment industry, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is taking out its anger on Google. The music industry lobbying group...
RIAA Slams Google For Anti-Piracy Fail
Road warriors: critics say big change to US traffic safety 'bible' could put drivers at risk

The HTC First: How Facebook's New Phone Ruins FairSearch's Competition Complaint Over Android

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Anti-Google lobbying group FairSearch lobbed an antitrust grenade at Google’s Android operating system yesterday, complaining to the European Union that it violates competition laws. Unfortunately, this week’s release of the HTC First — the “Facebook Phone” —... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article....
The HTC First: How Facebook's New Phone Ruins FairSearch's Competition Complaint Over Android

Ad industry blasts Microsoft over Do Not Track defaults in IE 10

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In an open letter, an influential U.S.-based lobbying group for the advertising industry has sharply criticized Microsoft's decision to enable Do Not Track as the default setting in Internet Explorer 10....
Ad industry blasts Microsoft over Do Not Track defaults in IE 10

Stealth-Mode DC Tech Lobby Group The Internet Association Names A CEO: Michael Beckerman

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A sign, if you needed one, of how big tech companies have become, how central they would like to be in the world of policymaking — and how they may be getting nervous about heavier regulation down the line: a new lobbying group is being formed called The Internet Association, with...
Stealth-Mode DC Tech Lobby Group The Internet Association Names A CEO: Michael Beckerman
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