Google http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19160/all en China: A commie Google? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/macro/china-commie-google <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Meet Panguso, a search engine approved by Beijing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomas Mucha </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> China has long had an uneasy relationship with the internet, from <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/asia/100723/china-internet-porn">porn</a> to <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/commerce/090612/photos-naked-african-women-no-problem-naked-pigs-banned">political protest</a>.</p> <p> The heart of this digitial dilemma is simple: how can central authorities use the power of the web to boost economic growth and efficiency, while maintaining some degree of control over it?</p> <p> The debate is not trivial.</p> <p> China has 457 million internet users (and 303 million mobile web users), more than any other country. Beijing employs an internet police force of some 30,000 people that monitors content and routinely blocks sites that mention Falun Gong, Tiananmen Square, the Dalai Lama and other sensitive topics. Last July, even Google gave up and pulled out of China amid censorship worries.</p> <p> But the story continues, and this week we learned about the latest entry into this long-running web drama: Panguso.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/macro/china-commie-google" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China Google Internet Macro Thu, 24 Feb 2011 14:25:28 +0000 Thomas Mucha 5626561 at http://www.globalpost.com Google loses decision on digital library and bookstore http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/technology-news/110323/google-larry-page-digital-library <p> Judge Denny Chin said the settlement would have granted Google a &#39;&#39;de facto monopoly&#39;&#39; and the right to profit from books without the permission of copyright owners.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/technology-news/110323/google-larry-page-digital-library" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Google Internet Technology Wed, 23 Mar 2011 16:19:00 +0000 News Desk 5632711 at http://www.globalpost.com Twitter said to have bought TweetDeck for $50 million http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/110503/twitter-tweetdeck-ubertwitter-echofon-social-media-ubermedia <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/110503/twitter-tweetdeck-ubertwitter-echofon-social-media-ubermedia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facebook Google Internet Media News Twitter Business Tue, 03 May 2011 12:45:58 +0000 News Desk 5642073 at http://www.globalpost.com WikiLeaks' Julian Assange says US uses Facebook, Google to spy (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/technology-news/110504/wikileaks-julian-assange-facebook-twitter-nsa-spy-video <p> Assange also told RT that Google and Yahoo &quot;have built-in interfaces for U.S. intelligence.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/technology-news/110504/wikileaks-julian-assange-facebook-twitter-nsa-spy-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facebook Google Internet Twitter Technology Wed, 04 May 2011 15:22:00 +0000 News Desk 5642393 at http://www.globalpost.com North Korea hackers blamed for bank crash in South http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/110504/north-korea-hackers-kim-jong-ill <p> &quot;North Korea should put a stop to this cyber terror immediately,&quot; Ministry of Unification spokeswoman Lee Jong-joo said Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/110504/north-korea-hackers-kim-jong-ill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dictators Google Internet Global Economy Technology South Korea Wed, 04 May 2011 17:37:00 +0000 News Desk 5642436 at http://www.globalpost.com Apple fixes iPhone, iPad "bug" that tracked users http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/technology-news/110505/apple-itunes-iphone-google-tracking-bug-software <p> Meanwhile, recent news reports have suggested that smartphones running Android are transmitting location data to Google.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/technology-news/110505/apple-itunes-iphone-google-tracking-bug-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Google Internet Technology news Travel/Tourism Technology Thu, 05 May 2011 13:41:00 +0000 News Desk 5642686 at http://www.globalpost.com Microsoft to buy Skype for $8.5 billion http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/technology-news/110510/skype-microsoft-google-facebook-internet <p> The company better known for its Office suite products has lagged behind in getting its brand name in Internet services, despite heavy investment in its Bing search engine.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/technology-news/110510/skype-microsoft-google-facebook-internet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Google Internet Technology Tue, 10 May 2011 13:29:00 +0000 News Desk 5643785 at http://www.globalpost.com Facebook applications let advertisers access personal information http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/technology-news/110511/facebook-privacy-leak-mark-zuckerberg-personal <p> Symantec likens the &quot;access tokens&quot; to spare keys granted by you to the Facebook application.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/technology-news/110511/facebook-privacy-leak-mark-zuckerberg-personal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facebook Google Internet Technology Wed, 11 May 2011 14:28:00 +0000 News Desk 5644075 at http://www.globalpost.com Facebook paid top PR firm to spread anti-Google stories http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/technology-news/110512/google-facebook-microsoft-apple-gmail-social-circle <p> Facebook suggested it was looking after consumers, saying that it believed that Google was violating consumer privacy and it suspected that its rival &quot;may be improperly using data they have scraped about Facebook users.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/technology-news/110512/google-facebook-microsoft-apple-gmail-social-circle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facebook Google Internet Technology Thu, 12 May 2011 22:13:08 +0000 News Desk 5644390 at http://www.globalpost.com CDC advises on zombie apocalypse preparedness http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/offbeat/110519/zombie-invasion-apocalypse-cdc-disease-tornado-japan-earthquake <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/offbeat/110519/zombie-invasion-apocalypse-cdc-disease-tornado-japan-earthquake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> End of the World Google Japan Tsunami Twitter Offbeat Japan Thu, 19 May 2011 15:44:00 +0000 News Desk 5645925 at http://www.globalpost.com Sarkozy pushes for global internet rules http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/technology-news/110524/internet-web-regulation-zuckerberg-google-twitter-facebook <p> The e-G8 forum brings together together internet and media world gurus like Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt, News Corp. Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch and Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to discus the impact of the internet.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/technology-news/110524/internet-web-regulation-zuckerberg-google-twitter-facebook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facebook Google Internet Nicolas Sarkozy Twitter World Leaders France Technology Tue, 24 May 2011 16:27:00 +0000 News Desk 5647008 at http://www.globalpost.com Google says hackers in China stole Gmail passwords http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/technology-news/110601/chinese-hackers-google-gmail-phishing-scam <p> Google said that some some Gmail users had been the targets of a phishing scam originating in Jinan, China, that was aimed at stealing passwords and monitoring e-mail accounts</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/technology-news/110601/chinese-hackers-google-gmail-phishing-scam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Google Internet Technology news Business Asia-Pacific China Technology Wed, 01 Jun 2011 23:26:00 +0000 News Desk 5648685 at http://www.globalpost.com China accuses US of launching global "internet war" (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/110603/china-google-cyber-warfare-internet-video <p> Google traced the origin of the hackings to the city of Jinan, home to a military vocational school whose computers were linked to a more sophisticated assault on Google&#39;s systems 17 months ago.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/110603/china-google-cyber-warfare-internet-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Google Internet War China Technology Fri, 03 Jun 2011 15:33:00 +0000 News Desk 5649052 at http://www.globalpost.com British spies replace Al Qaeda bomb-making instructions with cupcake recipes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110603/mi6-cupcakes-recipes-ellen-degeneres-osama-laden-qaeda-spy <p> U.S. intelligence officials had also planned to launch a cyberattack against the terror network after the online magazine launched last June, but the CIA blocked the operation, arguing that it would expose sources and methods, according to the Telegraph.</p> <p> <br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110603/mi6-cupcakes-recipes-ellen-degeneres-osama-laden-qaeda-spy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al Qaeda Google Internet Osama bin Laden terrorism Food & Drink War Offbeat Technology United Kingdom Fri, 03 Jun 2011 16:09:00 +0000 News Desk 5649068 at http://www.globalpost.com Lady Gaga to launch social network for celebrities http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/entertainment/110606/lady-gaga-social-network-celebrities-Google-facebook-Twitter <p> Backplane has raised more than $1 million in venture funding led by Tomorrow Ventures, the venture firm founded by Eric Schmidt, Google&#39;s executive chairman, according to NewsFactor.com.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/entertainment/110606/lady-gaga-social-network-celebrities-Google-facebook-Twitter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facebook Google Internet Twitter Entertainment Offbeat Mon, 06 Jun 2011 20:09:00 +0000 News Desk 5649547 at http://www.globalpost.com