Category Archives: Google

Government By Google

This is why the ACLU had a booth at Netroots Nation pushing updated electronic privacy legislation. Via HuffPo: MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google Inc. is gearing up to sell its e-mail and other Web-hosted applications to a wider range of … Continue reading

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Will Google Books Kill The Novelist?

I sincerely doubt it. Writers who wish their work to live in perpetual print, but only if it comes through approved agencies and paid royalties — all long after they have died — annoy the ever-living crap out of me. … Continue reading

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Google vs. China

James Fallows weighs in at The Atlantic: In a strange and striking way there is an inversion of recent Chinese and U.S. roles. In the switch from George W. Bush to Barack Obama, the U.S. went from a president much … Continue reading

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The Emperor’s New Map

The AP has stirred my inner map geek at exactly the right time. A million-dollar map is on rare public display: The map created by Matteo Ricci was the first in Chinese to show the Americas. Ricci, a Jesuit missionary … Continue reading

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Google May Leave China

After a spate of cyber-attacks aimed directly at Chinese human rights advocates and their foreign contacts, Google has had enough: These attacks and the surveillance they have uncovered–combined with the attempts over the past year to further limit free speech … Continue reading

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Google Image Results

A couple of months ago I posted Washington Times: NSF is NSFW, a takedown of the Rev. Moon’s publication for a lame attempt to whip up nontroversy. The post keeps appearing in my daily stats, almost always from referrals by … Continue reading

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