EU asks Google to ‘halt’ its new privacy changes that share user details across search, Gmail and YouTube

European regulators (Article 29 working party) have written a letter to Google CEO Larry Page asking Google to halt the introduction of its new ‘one-size-fits-all’ privacy policy. The privacy policy of Google was due to come into effect on March 1, and would allow Google to share what it knows about users between its services … Continue reading “EU asks Google to ‘halt’ its new privacy changes that share user details across search, Gmail and YouTube”

Google starts country-specific blog censorship

Google’s blogger started redirecting their users to country specific domain names. A Blogger’s support post, “Why does my blog redirect to a country-specific URL?,” says about it. Readers will be redirected to sites with their own country’s domain name when they try to visit blogs recognized as foreign, as determined by their IP addresses.Ongoing pressure … Continue reading “Google starts country-specific blog censorship”

Apple Hires Dixons Chief “John Browett” to Run Retail Stores

Apple announced Tuesday that John Browett, who has been chief executive of Dixons Retail PLC since 2007, would join the company as a senior vice president in charge of the technology giant’s retail operations and expansion in April. John Browett replaces Ron Johnson, who left Apple last year to become CEO of U.S. clothing retailer … Continue reading “Apple Hires Dixons Chief “John Browett” to Run Retail Stores”

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo says new policy is for transparency

Twitter Chief Executive Dick Costolo said the company’s recently announced online content policy was meant to be a transparent way to handle government requests for the removal of certain content and did not mean it is actively monitoring Tweets. “There’s been no change in our stance … in respect to content on Twitter,” Costolo said … Continue reading “Twitter CEO Dick Costolo says new policy is for transparency”