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First POST: Uber Falles

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, November 18 2014

Uber exposed for plan to dig up dirt on journalist critics; sneaking a SOPA provision into the USA Freedom Act; high-speed free WiFi coming to NYC; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Whiz Kids

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, February 27 2014

The inside story on how the site was saved; the limits of political moneyball; GCHQ captured millions of Yahoo webcam chat images; and much, much more. Read More

What German Politicians Think of Google Glass

BY Miranda Neubauer | Tuesday, May 21 2013

Philipp Rösler. Screenshot via @KaiDiekmann on

The German government led by Chancellor Angela Merkel has not had the easiest relationship with Google. The company launched a public campaign against a law backed by her coalition that would require search engines to pay to show news articles in search results, with mixed results. What's more, Google has long had to navigate the privacy waters in Germany and throughout the European Union. But that has not stopped her federal minister for economics and technology, Philipp Rösler, from giving Google Glass an enthusiastic test run as he leads a delegation of German technology companies and politicians on a trip to Silicon Valley this week as part of German Valley Week. Read More

A New Online Petition Asks the White House to Ban Google Glass

BY Miranda Neubauer | Tuesday, May 7 2013

A new We the People petition is calling on the White House to ban "Google Glass from use in the USA until clear limitations are placed to prevent indecent public surveillance," although so far it only has about a dozen signatures. Read More