Technology - Internet news

Google seeks help defining 'Right to be Forgotten'

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and a panel of experts held the first of seven public sessions Tuesday to help the company define how it should enforce a new "Right to be Forgotten" rule under which Europeans ...

Sep 09, 2014
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Twitter tests 'buy' button for posted ads

Twitter on Monday began testing "buy buttons" that let people make purchases directly from marketing posts fired off at the globally popular one-to-many messaging service.

Sep 08, 2014
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Why global contributions to Wikipedia are so unequal

The geography of knowledge has always been uneven. Some people and places have always been more visible and had more voices than others. But the internet seemed to promise something different: a greater diversity ...

Sep 08, 2014
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Facebook rolls out 'privacy checkup'

Facebook on Thursday began rolling out its "privacy checkup" aimed at helping users of the huge social network better manage sharing their information and postings.

Sep 05, 2014
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Obama names Google exec as new technology officer

US President Barack Obama on Thursday named Google vice president Megan Smith as his new chief technology officer, charged with unleashing the power of data and computers inside the fusty world of government.

Sep 04, 2014
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Stolen photos of stars find 'safe harbor' online

Imagine what the Internet would be like if most major websites had imposed controls preventing the naked photos stolen from Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities from being posted ...

Sep 04, 2014
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