News tagged with online petition

China tightening controls on Internet

China's new communist leaders are increasing already tight controls on Internet use and electronic publishing following a spate of embarrassing online reports about official abuses.

Dec 27, 2012
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Google hits back against German copyright law

Google launched an Internet campaign in Germany on Tuesday aiming to drum up public support against a proposed law that would force the search engine to pay publishers for content offered on the site.

Nov 27, 2012
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Scientists urge Britain to cancel badger cull

British wildlife experts on Sunday condemned a plan to cull thousands of badgers in the UK in a bid to fight bovine tuberculosis, saying that killing the animals could worsen the problem it aims to solve.

Oct 14, 2012
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Wikipedia, Google protest US antipiracy proposals

(AP) -- January 18 is a date that will live in ignorance, as Wikipedia started a 24-hour blackout of its English-language articles, joining other sites in a protest of pending U.S. legislation aimed at shutting ...

Jan 18, 2012
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Ex Olympus exec wants Woodford back

(AP) -- A former board member of Olympus Corp. said Friday that he launched an online petition to persuade the Japanese company to bring back Michael Woodford, the British executive fired for questioning ...

Nov 18, 2011
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Amazon says gets OK for Calif sales tax referendum

(AP) -- Amazon.com Inc. says the California Attorney General's Office has approved its petition for a referendum that would let voters decide whether to overturn a new law that forces online retailers to collect sales taxes ...

Jul 19, 2011
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White House changes email rules

The White House said Monday it will tighten its email sign-up rules after drawing fire from some recipients of a message about health care policies who complained they had not asked for such updates.

Aug 17, 2009
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