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Google reinstates 'forgotten' links after pressure

<b>After widespread criticism, Google has begun reinstating some links it had earlier removed under the controversial "right to be forgotten" ruling.</b><p>Articles posted online by the Guardian newspaper were removed earlier this week, but have now returned fully to the search engine.<p>Google has defended its …

Twitter hopes its new marketing partnership will translate to mobile ad growth

By partnering with a bevy of successful mobile analytic firms to bolster their interactive mobile ad experience, Twitter is swinging for the fences.<p>“There’s no secret that the dominant usage on Twitter is on mobile devices,” said HasOffers chief Peter Hamilton. “Twitter’s feed is real time, …

Google Just Made It Even Harder To Search For Porn

Google just got a little less NSFW.<p>This week, Google banned advertisements that, in the words of the company, "promote graphic depictions of sexual acts." These include not only "hardcore pornography" but any depiction of "graphic sexual acts" like "masturbation" and "genital, anal, and oral sexual …

And The Biggest Threat To The Internet Is...

…government. That’s the opinion of over 1,400 experts, from academics to engineers, consulted by the Pew Internet and American Life Project.<p>The Net Threats report highlights widespread fears that nation states will increasingly block, filter and segment the internet to try and maintain security and …

Hospitals Are Mining Patients' Credit Card Data to Predict Who Will Get Sick

Imagine getting a call from your doctor if you let your gym membership lapse, make a habit of buying candy bars at the checkout counter, or begin …

Apple Just Scored Another Big Hire For Its iWatch Team

Jean-Claude Biver, the head of luxury brand LVMH's watch division, said TAG Heuer's sales director just accepted a position at Apple as early as last week. LVMH owns TAG Heuer among other high-end wristwatch brands.<p>Biver specifically told CNBC that the former TAG Heuer employee was brought on to …

We shouldn't expect Facebook to behave ethically

There are two interesting lessons to be drawn from the row about Facebook's "emotional contagion" study. The first is what it tells us about Facebook's users. The second is what it tells us about corporations such as Facebook.<p>In case you missed it, here's the gist of the story. The first thing …

Will Google Fiber Make Kansas City, Provo And Portland The New Tech Meccas?

Regional business incentives have become big news. Over the past several months, we’ve heard about Walgreen potentially ditching its Illinois headquarters in favor of Switzerland to lower its corporate tax rate to 20% from the roughly 31% it currently pays in the U.S. We saw the official launch of …

Want To Communicate Anonymously Without Being Monitored Or Tracked? 'Blackphone' Now On Sale

Snowden, the NSA, getting “Scroogled”; do these various buzzwords making the rounds these days get your hackles up? Frankly, I don’t blame you. Personally, I don’t have enough “interesting” information to share. And though I lead a rather “regular” existence, I do realize there are plenty of folks …