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Google News has been removed from Spain, following the new licensing law on headlines in the country. The Spanish Newspaper Publishers Association (AEDE) wanted to receive payment for every news story aggregated, but Google didn't agree. It is not the first time old media has misunderstood Google ...

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Sony Pictures has hired lawyer David Boies, in an attempt to silence press reporting on the #GOP hack. For almost a month, Sony Pictures has been facing relentless leaks, on everything from new movies, to business contracts, to private emails. The private emails look to be the ...

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The Pirate Bay has—for the past ten years—been the main source for pirated content. Various organizations upload movies, TV shows, music, books, software and other content onto The Pirate Bay, to be redistributed for free. Content creators have had enough and under the Right Alliance, filed a ...

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The UK has started the fight against the GCHQ, but it looks like privacy advocate groups have hit a wall at the first round. The Investigatory Powers Tribunal claimed it was not a violation of human rights for the government to employ mass surveillance through phone and ...

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The net neutrality debate has been ongoing in the U.S. for the past year, but in Europe most countries still hold full net neutrality, regulating the Internet service providers to make sure no fast-lanes or price hikes are allowed. German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to change that, ...

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In an effort to stop companies like Google from diverting its profits overseas, the UK government has enacted a "Google tax" to close current loopholes in the formula — like diverting profits to Ireland — where there is a lower tax rate. A strict 25 percent tax ...

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Internet companies want more transparency from the U.S. government when it comes to data requests, and some of the biggest names in the tech industry, including Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Apple, have set up a coalition to make it possible. The coalition - named Reform Government ...

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Glenn Greenwald spoke at C-Span earlier this week, discussing some of the issues with mass surveillance, spying and governments. In a Q&A shortly after, Greenwald got asked "why Edward Snowden does not use Facebook?" According to Greenwald, Snowden does not use Facebook because it is one of ...

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