Google has asked international governments to be more open with how they use legal means to get access to users' information. The call comes as Google releases its latest Transparency Report, which shows a steady increase in governments' requests for users' data.
How much does Android operating system earn Google? Not much according to The Guardian. In fact, between 2008 and 2011 Android generated only $543 million in revenue - somewhat insignificant when compared to Google's $38 billion total revenue in 2011.
Before the end of January Ireland will have enacted its own SOPA-style legislation - without discussion or vote in the Oireachtas, the Irish parliament - allowing parts of the internet deemed to aid piracy or infringe copyright to be censored from the Irish public.
Facebook, Google, Yahoo!, Mozilla, LinkedIn, Twitter, eBay, AOL, and Zynga have jointly written to the House of Representatives' Committee on the Judiciary to "express concern" at the proposed SOPA bill.
31 of the world's largest record labels, including EMI, Sony, Universal and Warner, are collectively seeking almost $3 million (€2.1 million) in damages from YouTube video conversion website TubeFire. TubeFire is one of many websites that offer a YouTube conversion service, allowing its users to watch YouTube videos offline and on virtual any device.
YouTube is sending copyright infringers to school, copyright school that is. The video sharing site has set up an online “school” to educate frequent copyright infringers about the dangers of posting material they do not own.