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Paul Merrell

Google Caves to Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service, Agrees to Pay Fine - nsnbc intern... - 0 views

  • Google ultimately caved to Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service, agreeing to pay $7.8 million (438 million rubles) for violating antitrust laws. The corporate Colossus will also pay two other fines totaling an additional $18,000 (1 million rubles) for failing to comply with past orders issued by state regulators. Last year Google caved to similar demands by the European Union.
  • In August 2016 Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service responded to a complaint by Russian search engine operator Yandex and fined the U.S.-based Google 438 million rubles for abusing its dominant market position to force manufacturers to make Google applications the default services on devices using Android.

    Regulators set the fine at 9 percent of Google’s reported profits on the Russian market in 2014, plus inflation. Similar to the case against the European Union Google challenged the penalty in several appellate courts before finally agreeing this week to meet the government’s demands.

    The corporation also agreed to stop requiring manufacturers to install Google services as the default applications on Android-powered devices. The agreement is valid for six years and nine months, Russia’s Antimonopoly Service reported.

    Last year Google, after a protracted battle, caved to similar antitrust regulations by the European Union, but the internet giant has also come under fire elsewhere. In 2015 Australian treasurer Joe Hockey implied Google in his list of corporate tax thieves. In January 2016 British lawmakers decided to fry Google over tax evasion. Google and taxes were compared to the Bermuda Triangle.

    One year ago the dispute between the European Union’s competition watchdog and Google, culminated in the European Commission formally charging Google with abusing the dominant position of its Android mobile phone operating system, having launched an investigation in April 2015.

Paul Merrell

Google to block Flash on Chrome, only 10 websites exempt - CNET - 0 views

  • The inexorable slide into a world without Flash continues, with Google revealing plans to phase out support for Adobe's Flash Player in its Chrome browser for all but a handful of websites. And the company expects the changes to roll out by the fourth quarter of 2016.

    While it says Flash might have "historically" been a good way to present rich media online, Google is now much more partial to HTML5, thanks to faster load times and lower power use.

    As a result, Flash will still come bundled with Chrome, but "its presence will not be advertised by default." Where the Flash Player is the only option for viewing content on a site, users will need to actively switch it on for individual sites. Enterprise Chrome users will also have the option of switching Flash off altogether.

    Google will maintain support in the short-term for the top 10 domains using the player, including YouTube, Facebook, Yahoo, Twitch and Amazon. But this "whitelist" is set to be periodically reviewed, with sites removed if they no longer warrant an exception, and the exemption list will expire after a year.

    A spokesperson for Adobe said it was working with Google in its goal of "an industry-wide transition to Open Web standards," including the adoption of HTML5.

    "At the same time, given that Flash continues to be used in areas such as education, web gaming and premium video, the responsible thing for Adobe to do is to continue to support Flash with updates and fixes, as we help the industry transition," Adobe said in an emailed statement. "Looking ahead, we encourage content creators to build with new web standards."

Paul Merrell

Google, ACLU call to delay government hacking rule | TheHill - 0 views

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    ".. no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized." Fourth Amendment. The changes to Rule 41 ignore the particularity requirement by allowing the government to search computers that are not particularly identified in multiple locations not particularly identifed, in other words, a general warrant that is precisely the reason the particularity requirement was adopted to outlaw.
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

With the Google Antitrust Case, the European Commission Is Is Trying to Gerrymander Yes... - 1 views

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    "Earlier this month Google filed its response to the European Commission's Android antitrust complaint, which alleges that Google thwarts its competitors in search, mobile apps, and mobile devices by limiting their access to Android users through self-serving licensing terms.
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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Google Has Quietly Dropped Ban on Personally Identifiable Web Tracking - ProPublica - 1 views

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    "Google is the latest tech company to drop the longstanding wall between anonymous online ad tracking and user's names.

    by Julia Angwin
    ProPublica, Oct. 21, 2016, 8 a.m."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Google Is Now Under Attack by 'Robo DMCA' Takedown Requests - 0 views

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    "Google is now getting deluged by tens of millions of DMCA takedown requests a day. It's all part of a plan by major media companies to beat the search giant into submission. Will it work?"
patelvaishali

Best 15 Famous Mahatma Gandhi Quotes On Life - 0 views

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    Best 15 Famous Mahatma Gandhi Quotes On Life Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is well known for his quotes on love, friendship, life, happiness, wealth, leadership etc. Here we created images for the 15 famous Mahatma Gandhi quotes on life. 1) "Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Nashville Council Member Admits AT&T & Comcast Wrote The Anti-Google Fiber Bill She Sub... - 1 views

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    "from the hired-marionettes dept
    We've been talking about how the next great battlefield in broadband is utility pole attachment reform. In many cities, the incumbent broadband provider owns the utility poles, giving them a perfect opportunity to hinder competitors. In other cities, the local utility or city itself owns the poles, but incumbent ISPs have lobbied for laws making it more difficult for competitors to access them quickly and inexpensively. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

How Google Does Open Source - Datamation - 0 views

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    "TORONTO - Marc Merlin has been working as an engineer at Google since 2002 and has seen (and done) a lot of open source and Linux work during that time. Speaking at the LinuxCon North America event this week, Merlin provided a standing room only audience with an overview how Google uses and contributes to open source."
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    "TORONTO - Marc Merlin has been working as an engineer at Google since 2002 and has seen (and done) a lot of open source and Linux work during that time. Speaking at the LinuxCon North America event this week, Merlin provided a standing room only audience with an overview how Google uses and contributes to open source."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Google Highlights DMCA Abuse in New Copyright Transparency Report - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " Ernesto on September 12, 2016
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    Google has released a new and improved version of its Copyright Transparency Report. The revamped report makes it easier to get insights into over a billion reported URLs. Among other things, Google now specifies how many URLs it does not remove and why, highlighting various cases of DMCA abuse"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

How to access your Google Drive account from Linux command line using Gdrive - 0 views

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    "While Google Drive is no doubt one of the most popular (if not the most popular) cloud storage services available today, what's really sad is that there is no official Drive client available for Linux. But that doesn't mean there are no alternatives - in fact the awesome Linux/open-source community has developed several unofficial Google Drive clients, some of which we've already discussed here at HowtoForge."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Google: Se repite el ridículo español: Europa, más cerca de aprobar su propio... - 0 views

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    "27.08.2016 - 05:00 H.

    Es como un triste viaje al pasado, una vuelta a la Edad Media. ¿Recuerdan lo que ocurrió hace un par de años cuando España hizo el ridículo a nivel mundial forzando el cierre de Google News en nuestro país? "
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    "27.08.2016 - 05:00 H.

    Es como un triste viaje al pasado, una vuelta a la Edad Media. ¿Recuerdan lo que ocurrió hace un par de años cuando España hizo el ridículo a nivel mundial forzando el cierre de Google News en nuestro país? "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Adiós al soporte de las Chrome Apps en Windows, Mac y Linux - ComputerHoy.com... - 0 views

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    "ras su estreno hace tan sólo tres años, las llamadas Chrome Apps pasarán a formar parte del ecosistema Chrome OS de manera exclusiva, dejando de estar disponibles en sistemas operativos como Windows, Mac y Linux, aunque no será un cambio que afecte mucho al consumidor debido a su poco uso."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Google's My Activity reveals just how much it knows about you | Technology | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "Search company launches new opt-in ad service for non-Google sites and tools that show how it tracks your internet activity "
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    "Search company launches new opt-in ad service for non-Google sites and tools that show how it tracks your internet activity "
karen Martinez

Google Daydream VR With Unity Native Support Is Going To Unveil In Summer, But Plugin I... - 0 views

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    In a late declaration made by Google, it is essentially certain that the engineers are urgent to fabricate android VR recreations. They are going to utilize Unity amusement motor utilizing Daydream module. Look at additional at www.allvrinfo.com
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Cables submarinos: la nueva frontera del poder de las telecomunicaciones - 0 views

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    "El cable de Facebook y Microsoft es la mayor infraestructura submarina que no pertenece a un consorcio de operadoras telefónicas y abre el mercado a una nueva era de la comunicación

    Está controlada por superestructuras comerciales que escapan a la legislación local de los países a los que afecta.

    Alan Lazalde Follow @alanlzd

    04/06/2016 - 19:12h

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    "El cable de Facebook y Microsoft es la mayor infraestructura submarina que no pertenece a un consorcio de operadoras telefónicas y abre el mercado a una nueva era de la comunicación

    Está controlada por superestructuras comerciales que escapan a la legislación local de los países a los que afecta.

    Alan Lazalde Follow @alanlzd

    04/06/2016 - 19:12h

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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Michael Robertson: Helping Publishers Avoid the Google Destroyer - 0 views

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    "If you're an online news publisher then Google is not your friend. Neither is Facebook. (No matter how fast articles load.) They want to suck away all content and keep all the advertising money. Google has already achieved much of this and Facebook is not far behind. With the loss of advertisers, many publishers have been lured into slimy clickbait ads, which slow the website and damage the user experience. T"
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    "If you're an online news publisher then Google is not your friend. Neither is Facebook. (No matter how fast articles load.) They want to suck away all content and keep all the advertising money. Google has already achieved much of this and Facebook is not far behind. With the loss of advertisers, many publishers have been lured into slimy clickbait ads, which slow the website and damage the user experience. T"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Google Is One Big Fat Pirate-Linking Search Engine - Digital Music News - 0 views

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    "Is Google bullying the entire media industry?

    On Wednesday, Getty Images filed a complaint with the European Union's antitrust commission over Google's alleged piracy of its content. Getty Images claims that Google 'siphons traffic' away from the company's premium website."
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    "Is Google bullying the entire media industry?

    On Wednesday, Getty Images filed a complaint with the European Union's antitrust commission over Google's alleged piracy of its content. Getty Images claims that Google 'siphons traffic' away from the company's premium website."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

De Microsoft a Google pasando por Amazon: la guerra digital de Europa contra los gigant... - 0 views

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    " La Comisión Europea acusa a Google de abuso de posición dominante con Android, pero no es la única empresa que ha estado en su punto de mira "
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    " La Comisión Europea acusa a Google de abuso de posición dominante con Android, pero no es la única empresa que ha estado en su punto de mira "
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