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Google Struggles To Implement European Demand To Hide Search Info

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, an outspoken critic of the ruling, called it a “technologically incompetent violation of human rights.”


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Larry Magid: Facebook Allows Younger Users to Post Publicly

Facebook is changing its settings so that those younger than 18 years old can post items that can be seen by the public.



Larry Magid: Twitter Allows Direct Messages From People You Don’t Follow

Twitter is making a change to its site that will let users receive direct messages from people who aren’t following them back.


Internet Privacy

Silicon Valley Tech Firms Quietly Oppose Internet Privacy Bill

Technology firms, banks and other companies are fighting a proposed Internet privacy law that would require companies to show consumers the personal data they’ve collected on them.


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Cyber Bullying Curriculum Incorporated In SF Public Schools

All 55,000 San Francisco public school students are learning how to spot and avoid cyber bullying as part of a new curriculum being implemented with help from Common Sense Media.



Tech Report: Online Privacy After Death

The death of a young model in England raises the question of just who should be allowed to control the online legacy of a deceased person.


Klaas Family Introduces New Child Safety Tools

Polly Klaas, the Petaluma girl who was kidnapped and murdered in 1993, would have been 32 years old on Thursday.



Private Picture Of Facebook CEO Zuckerberg’s Family Leaked

A picture that Mark Zuckerberg’s sister posted on her personal Facebook profile was seen by a marketing director, who then posted the picture to Twitter and her more than 40,000 followers Wednesday.


A sign is displayed outside of the Google headquarters in Mountain View. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Google Fined $22.5 Million By Feds For Alleged Privacy Breach

A federal judge has approved a $22.5 million fine to penalize Google for an alleged privacy breach.



Tech Report: Google Search To Incorporate Your Gmail Data

Google will now incorporate information gathered from your Gmail account into your search results. The tech giant made the announcement Wednesday in a move that is not yet certain whether it will help or hinder the company.