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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Microsoft, Google, Amazon, others, aim for royalty-free video codecs | Ars Technica UK - 0 views

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    "Alliance for Open Media hopes to make the next generation of video codecs free.

    by Peter Bright (US) - Sep 1, 2015 5:44 pm UTC"
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    "Alliance for Open Media hopes to make the next generation of video codecs free.

    by Peter Bright (US) - Sep 1, 2015 5:44 pm UTC"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Google Is Taking a Big Step to Kill Off Flash for Good | WIRED - 1 views

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    "Starting tomorrow, Google's Chrome browser will automatically pause web ads that use Flash. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Google ordered to remove links to stories about Google removing links to stories | Ars ... - 1 views

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    "Google faces fines if it does not comply with ridiculous recursion.

    by Glyn Moody (UK) - Aug 21, 2015 8:34pm CEST"
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    "Google faces fines if it does not comply with ridiculous recursion.

    by Glyn Moody (UK) - Aug 21, 2015 8:34pm CEST"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Google's Uncertain Trumpet: Why is YouTube still hidden in the search alphabet? | MUSIC... - 1 views

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    "You've no doubt heard that Google has rearranged the deck chairs to reorganize the company. The general idea is that Google is establishing a holding company titled "Alphabet"-please resist the urge to point out that Google now owns the alphabet. What underlies the restructuring is that Google has essentially succeeded in its initial business play to organize the world's information whether the world likes it or not."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Google, Facebook and Twitter Protest Hollywood's 'SOPA Resurrection' - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " Ernesto on August 11, 2015
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    A broad coalition of global tech firms including Google, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Yahoo are protesting a broad injunction that would require search engines, ISPs and hosting companies to stop linking to or offering services to MovieTube. The preliminary injunction requested by the MPAA resurrects parts of the controversial SOPA bill, the tech giants warn."
Paul Merrell

EXCLUSIVE: Edward Snowden Explains Why Apple Should Continue To Fight the Government on... - 0 views

  • As the Obama administration campaign to stop the commercialization of strong encryption heats up, National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden is firing back on behalf of the companies like Apple and Google that are finding themselves under attack.

    “Technologists and companies working to protect ordinary citizens should be applauded, not sued or prosecuted,” Snowden wrote in an email through his lawyer.

    Snowden was asked by The Intercept to respond to the contentious suggestion — made Thursday on a blog that frequently promotes the interests of the national security establishment — that companies like Apple and Google might in certain cases be found legally liable for providing material aid to a terrorist organization because they provide encryption services to their users.

  • In his email, Snowden explained how law enforcement officials who are demanding that U.S. companies build some sort of window into unbreakable end-to-end encryption — he calls that an “insecurity mandate” — haven’t thought things through.

    “The central problem with insecurity mandates has never been addressed by its proponents: if one government can demand access to private communications, all governments can,” Snowden wrote.

    “No matter how good the reason, if the U.S. sets the precedent that Apple has to compromise the security of a customer in response to a piece of government paper, what can they do when the government is China and the customer is the Dalai Lama?”

  • Weakened encryption would only drive people away from the American technology industry, Snowden wrote. “Putting the most important driver of our economy in a position where they have to deal with the devil or lose access to international markets is public policy that makes us less competitive and less safe.”
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  • FBI Director James Comey and others have repeatedly stated that law enforcement is “going dark” when it comes to the ability to track bad actors’ communications because of end-to-end encrypted messages, which can only be deciphered by the sender and the receiver. They have never provided evidence for that, however, and have put forth no technologically realistic alternative.

    Meanwhile, Apple and Google are currently rolling out user-friendly end-to-end encryption for their customers, many of whom have demanded greater privacy protections — especially following Snowden’s disclosures.

Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Google Asked to Remove 18 'Pirate Links' Every Second - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " Ernesto on August 2, 2015
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    Copyright holders continue to increase the number of copyright takedown requests they send to Google. As a result the company is currently asked to remove a record breaking 18 links to "pirate" pages from its search results every second, a number that is still increasing at a rapid pace."
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    " Ernesto on August 2, 2015
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    Copyright holders continue to increase the number of copyright takedown requests they send to Google. As a result the company is currently asked to remove a record breaking 18 links to "pirate" pages from its search results every second, a number that is still increasing at a rapid pace."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

MPAA Emails Expose Dirty Media Attack Against Google - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    "New emails have revealed how the MPAA and Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood orchestrated a PR smear campaign against Google in order to push through their anti-piracy measures. "
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    "New emails have revealed how the MPAA and Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood orchestrated a PR smear campaign against Google in order to push through their anti-piracy measures. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on Download Page - 0 views

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    "To provide website visitors the ability to prevent their data from being used by Google Analytics, we have developed the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on for the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js). "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Google Scolds MPAA's "Cozy" Anti-Piracy Lobby in Court | TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " Ernesto on July 1, 2015
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    In a new filing at a Washington District Court, Google has called out the MPAA for its "cozy" relationship with the Mississippi General Attorney. In addition to helping him draft anti-piracy measures, Google highlights that the Hollywood group organized fundraisers, donated money, and sent rather jovial emails to the Attorney General's staff. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Is Google the New Microsoft? | FOSS Force - 0 views

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    "Christine Hall

    Now that Microsoft has been pretty much neutralized as a threat, who's next on the list to be free tech's "public enemy number one?""
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission | Technology | The ... - 0 views

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    "Privacy advocates claim always-listening component was involuntarily activated within Chromium, potentially exposing private conversations"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

MPAA says 1st Amendment protects studios from Google "fishing expedition" | Ars Technica - 1 views

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    "Google has gone too far and has undertaken a "fishing expedition" in its bid to substantiate allegations the motion picture studios and Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood conspired with each other as Hood probed the search giant."
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    "Google has gone too far and has undertaken a "fishing expedition" in its bid to substantiate allegations the motion picture studios and Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood conspired with each other as Hood probed the search giant."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Are 600 Million Samsung Android Phones Really at Risk? - 0 views

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    "NEWS ANALYSIS: A report alleges a significant risk to Samsung phones, but the threat may be overstated. It is just one of many risks Android device users face."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

MPAA: Google Assists and Profits from Piracy | TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " Ernesto on June 17, 2015
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    The MPAA is refusing to hand over documentation discussing the legal case it helped Mississippi State Attorney General Jim Hood build against Google. According to the Hollywood group, Google is waging a PR war against Hollywood while facilitating and profiting from piracy."
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    " Ernesto on June 17, 2015
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    The MPAA is refusing to hand over documentation discussing the legal case it helped Mississippi State Attorney General Jim Hood build against Google. According to the Hollywood group, Google is waging a PR war against Hollywood while facilitating and profiting from piracy."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Google Takes MPAA to Court Over Secret Censorship Plans | TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " Ernesto on June 3, 2015
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    Hoping to find out more about the secret Internet censorship plans Mississippi State Attorney General Jim Hood was pushing, Google is now taking the MPAA to court. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Google: Targeting Downloaders Not The Best Solution to Fight Piracy | TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " Ernesto on May 22, 2015
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    A few days ago it was revealed that Google is forwarding controversial settlement demands from copyright holders to its subscribers. Responding to the news, Google says the notices are forwarded in an effort to be as transparent as possible. However, the company adds that targeting individual downloaders isn't the best way to solve piracy. "
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    " Ernesto on May 22, 2015
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    A few days ago it was revealed that Google is forwarding controversial settlement demands from copyright holders to its subscribers. Responding to the news, Google says the notices are forwarded in an effort to be as transparent as possible. However, the company adds that targeting individual downloaders isn't the best way to solve piracy. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Microsoft Just Took Android's Future Out of Google's Hands | WIRED [# Check] - 2 views

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    "With the announcement that Microsoft would partner with the truly open-source, Android-based Cyanogen OS to provide a bundled suite of apps, both companies made one thing very clear: Android's not just for Google anymore. "

    [https://cyngn.com/press/cyanogen-announces-strategic-partnership-with-microsoft]
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    "With the announcement that Microsoft would partner with the truly open-source, Android-based Cyanogen OS to provide a bundled suite of apps, both companies made one thing very clear: Android's not just for Google anymore. "
Paul Merrell

Rally your friends to support the #USAFreedomAct! - Take Action - Google - 1 views

  • The House of Representatives has passed the USA Freedom Act, which represents a significant down payment on broader government surveillance reform.

    We need as many people as possible speaking up to make sure that the Senate says YES to the USA Freedom Act.

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    I suppose it was too much to hope that Google would do the right thing as called for by nearly all civil liberties organizations and call for sunsetting the Patriot Act. But Google's revolving door with NSA speaks and sides with NSA. Bad Google. Truly evil.   
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Music Industry Reports 200 Millionth Pirate Link to Google | TorrentFreak - 1 views

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    [ # ! This is a movement against Google itself and for other causes- as 'real pirates' do not need Google to find the sites. They go directly as download/share webs are met through other mechanisms... ]

    [ ..."Google, however, believes that it has done enough and repeatedly argues that the entertainment industries can themselves do more.

    "Piracy often arises when consumer demand goes unmet by legitimate supply," the company noted earlier. "The right combination of price, convenience, and inventory will do far more to reduce piracy than enforcement can." ...]
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    [* # ! This is a movement against Google itself and for other causes- as 'real pirates' do not need ggGoogle to find the sites. They go directly as download/share webs are met through other mechanisms... ]

    "Google, however, believes that it has done enough and repeatedly argues that the entertainment industries can themselves do more.

    "Piracy often arises when consumer demand goes unmet by legitimate supply," the company noted earlier. "The right combination of price, convenience, and inventory will do far more to reduce piracy than enforcement can.""
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