Over 1,000 Europeans a day ask Google to scrub Web
Google is being swamped with requests from Europeans trying to erase unflattering links to their past from the world's dominant Internet search engine.
Pressing the accelerator on quantum robotics
Quantum computing will allow for the creation of powerful computers, but also much smarter and more creative robots than conventional ones. This was the conclusion reached by researchers from Spain and Austria, ...
Yahoo wants to invest in Snapchat: report
Flush with cash from its investment in Alibaba, Yahoo is angling to buy into hot mobile messaging startup Snapchat, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.
Google's EU antitrust woes extended (Update)
The European Union's competition authority has rejected yet another offer from Google to settle a case that claims the company abuses its dominant position in Internet searches, once again extending the four-year-old anti-trust ...
HK court: Tycoon can sue Google over autocomplete (Update)
A court has ruled that a Hong Kong tycoon can sue Google over its autocomplete results suggesting he has links to organized crime.
Google says 'forgetting' isn't easy, as requests mount
Google on Thursday told European officials that forgetting isn't easy, especially when details are few and guidelines are murky regarding when personal privacy trumps public interest.
Spike in requests to remove Google search results
Google says the number of requests from people seeking to have some search results removed in Europe has jumped to 70,000 by the end of June.
German minister eyes possibility of breaking up Google
Germany's justice minister says the possibility of dismantling Google should be considered if the Internet giant abuses its dominant position, in a newspaper interview to be published Saturday.
Facebook: NYC prosecutors got data on 381 users
Facebook says New York City prosecutors who were building a disabilities-benefits fraud case last year got data from the Facebook accounts of 381 people.
Google gets 12,000 requests to be 'forgotten' on first day
Google received 12,000 requests from people seeking to be "forgotten" by the world's leading search engine on the first day it offered the service, a company spokesman in Germany said Saturday.
Google opens path in Europe for being 'forgotten'
Google began letting people in Europe formally request to be "forgotten" by the world's leading Internet search service.
Freedom of expression and the right to be forgotten
The European Court of Justice has ruled that Google must amend some search results at the request of ordinary people in a test of the so-called "right to be forgotten." The court said links to "irrelevant" and outdated data should be erased on request. ...
China's Baidu scores artificial-intelligence coup, hires Andrew Ng to run Silicon Valley lab
Opening a new front in Silicon Valley's latest arms race, the Chinese Internet company Baidu said Friday that it has hired former Google and longtime Stanford researcher Andrew Ng as chief scientist to run its artificial ...
EU aims to complete Google antitrust deal this year
The European Commission said on Tuesday it still aims to wrap up an amicable anti-trust settlement with Google this year despite fresh complaints against the US Internet giant.