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Google Reader death brings online outcry

Outrage over Google's decision to pull the plug on Reader flooded the Internet on Thursday as lovers of the RSS service for tracking website updates lobbied to keep it alive. ...

Mar 14, 2013
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Syria, China worst for online spying, RSF reports

Syria, China, Iran, Bahrain and Vietnam are flagrantly spying online, media watchdog RSF said Tuesday, urging controls on the export of Internet surveillance tools to regimes clamping down on dissent.

Mar 12, 2013
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Myanmar denies hacking journalist email accounts

(AP)—Myanmar's government denied on Monday that it was behind a possible attempt to hack into the email accounts of journalists working for foreign and local media who Google warned might have been the targets of "state-sponsored ...

Feb 11, 2013
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Google enters debate on UN Internet control

Google has jumped into the debate over a UN telecom gathering set to review regulations affecting the Internet, claiming it is "the wrong place" to make decisions about the future of the Web.

Nov 21, 2012
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In UK, Twitter, Facebook rants land some in jail

(AP)—One teenager made offensive comments about a murdered child on Twitter. Another young man wrote on Facebook that British soldiers should "go to hell." A third posted a picture of a burning paper poppy, ...

Nov 15, 2012
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Official requests up for Web data: Google

Google said Tuesday the number of government requests to hand over data from users or to take down Web content rose in the first six months of 2012, extending a trend of recent years.

Nov 13, 2012
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