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Google's public policy director ironically suggests it's time to ditch software patents

Google: Maybe it's time to ditch software patents completely

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Google's public policy director says at an Aspen conference that "these patent wars are not helpful to consumers."...
Google: Maybe it's time to ditch software patents completely

Google: We are so over patents, especially in their current form

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After fighting the patent battle of the decade in court with Oracle, Googlers are getting publicly fed up with software patents as a whole. Conceptually, they just don’t jive with innovation, two prominent Googlers have said recently. “One thing that we are very seriously taking a look at is...
Google: We are so over patents, especially in their current form

Lawmakers: Google Dodging Details on Privacy Issues

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Google’s efforts to assuage concerns in Washington over proposed changes to its privacy policy don’t seem to be going well at all. House lawmakers met with Google Deputy General Counsel Mike Yang and Public Policy Director Pablo Chavez Thursday to discuss new policy that unifies 60 of Google’s services under...
Lawmakers: Google Dodging Details on Privacy Issues

Brazilian papers abandon Google News

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Newspapers accounting for 90% of Brazil's circulation have abandoned Google News. The organisation that represents 154 of the country's papers say all its members have banned the search engine from using their content.They argue that Google refused to pay for content and was driving traffic away from their websites.Some of...
Brazilian papers abandon Google News

Facebook To Pay $9.5 Million in Privacy Settlement

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Facebook may be denying any wrongdoing, but a California judge is disagreeing with the social networks' disagreement to the tune of a $9.5 million dollar settlement today. The Los Angeles Times reports that the settlement comes in response to a class-action lawsuit over Facebook's Beacon program that published what users...
Facebook To Pay $9.5 Million in Privacy Settlement
Brazil's ANJ boycotts Google News, wants compensation for headlines and lede paragraphs
Google says patent wars 'not helpful to innovation'

Brazil's Marco Civil Not Dead Yet; Yahoo Voices Support

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Techdirt has been following the story of Brazil's innovative Marco Civil project, a civil-rights based framework for the Internet, for a while. Last time we wrote about it, it had been shelved following some aggressive work by lobbyists. As we noted then, it wasn't clear whether it would be...
Brazil's Marco Civil Not Dead Yet; Yahoo Voices Support

Three days after suing Apple, Google says patent wars hurt consumers

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Google’s public policy director today said software patents are failing to promote innovation, and that patent lawsuits are hurting consumers. But it would be hard to argue Google is doing much to end the patent wars. Only three days ago, Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility sued Apple and demanded an import...
Three days after suing Apple, Google says patent wars hurt consumers

Google execs to give closed-door briefing, CEO stays home

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Google CEO Larry Page won’t be testifying before Congress this week. In response to an invitation last week from Rep. Mary Bono Mack, R-Calif., who asked Page to appear and explain the company’s user policy changes, Page sent two subordinates to handle the matter. Google deputy general counsel Mike Yang...
Google execs to give closed-door briefing, CEO stays home

Google, Amazon and Starbucks face questions on tax avoidance from MPs

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Campaigners, MPs and Taxpayers' Alliance agree large companies are exploiting loopholes in international tax regimesGoogle, Amazon and Starbucks will face aggressive and detailed questioning by MPs on Monday over their decision to base their European businesses outside the UK to avoid paying full UK tax.Responding to a growing public anger...
Google, Amazon and Starbucks face questions on tax avoidance from MPs

Google: Time to ditch software patents completely?

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Google's public policy director says at an Aspen conference that "these patent wars are not helpful to consumers." [Read more]...
Google: Time to ditch software patents completely?

Google Argues Against Patent Wars Just A Few Days After Suing Apple For Patent Infringement (GOOG, AAPL)

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Google isn't a fan of all the software patent disputes taking place right now. Google's public policy director Pablo Chavez slammed the patent wars as being harmful to innovation and called for reforming software patents during a Q&A at the Technology Policy Institute conference on Monday. "We think that these...
Google Argues Against Patent Wars Just A Few Days After Suing Apple For Patent Infringement (GOOG, AAPL)

Facebook Preparing To Release Simple Privacy Settings

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Facebook’s Public Policy Director, Tim Sparapani, spoke with Kojo Nnamdi today in Washington, D.C. and stated that the company would soon release simple privacy settings in the coming weeks. In addition to defending the company’s position for providing an extensive number of privacy settings (a position which is legitimate), Sparapani...
Facebook Preparing To Release Simple Privacy Settings
Google, Amazon and Starbucks to face inquiry from UK legislators over alleged tax avoidance
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