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Google found guilty of violating antitrust laws


Yandex - the "Google of Russia" - has prevailed in getting the country's antimonopoly watchdog agency to rule that Google has abused its dominant position in the market with Android.

Google accused of rigging search results by India's competition cops


"Yep, Google's a search bully," agree Facebook, Nokia's maps division,, Flipkart and several other companies.

Facebook can't say 'No' to New York, says New York

Facebook can't "plead the Fourth Amendment" on your behalf, says a New York appeals court - you have to do it yourself.

If the "Deep Web" becomes searchable, is it still deep? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Watch the latest episode of our only-takes-a-minute security roundup video!

This week: From old crypto bugs to the latest Windows security holes...

EU accuses Google of abusing search dominance, opens Android investigation

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The European Commission has accused Google of abusing its status as the 800-lb. search gorilla and has launched a separate investigation into its Android mobile operating system.

Craig Brittain asks Google to remove links relating to his revenge porn antics

Craig Brittain asks Google to remove links relating to his revenge-porn antics

The guy who ignored women's pleas to take down nude images from his IsAnybodyDown site wants to have his own photos and information expunged from Google.

Memex - DARPA's search engine for the Dark Web

Memex - DARPA's Dark Web search engine

Memex is like the Google of the deepest, darkest parts of the web, focusing (for the moment) on tackling human trafficking and slavery.

Pirate Wi-fi is IN DA HOUSE - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's the latest episode of our weekly "60 Second Security" video.

The latest news, presented in a way that will make you smile...and it only takes a minute.

Anatomy of a privacy leak - Apple OS X search engine in the Spotlight

You'd expect Apple's OS X search engine, Spotlight, to end up with a lot of information in its indexes.

But you wouldn't expect it to help spammers and scammers keep track of you...

GCHQ and police team up to hunt down child abusers on the darknet

GCHQ and police teaming up to hunt down child abusers on the darknet

A major crackdown on child-abuse imagery includes a new law making it illegal for an adult to send a sexual communication to a child.

Facebook launches keyword searching on past posts

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Time to scrub your Timeline of embarrassing stuff you might have shared publicly, before somebody Google-ishly pairs your name with blush-worthy terms on Facebook!

Google grapples anew with EC in the search/advertising antitrust swamp

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The EC's poked the sleeping dragon, yet again reopening a four-year antitrust investigation that puts Google in the hot seat. The surprise move comes after rivals fumed loud and hard about getting unfairly shut out in the most recent settlement. This time, Android may be up for investigation, too.

How Google plans to encrypt the web

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This could be an inflection point for web security. By making HTTPS something that impacts search results Google are applying the stick to an enormous security push that's been all carrots up to now.

UK gov wants to censor legal but "unsavoury" YouTube content

UK gov wants to censor legal but "unsavoury" YouTube content

The UK government wants the power to pull "unsavoury" content - with an eye trained on terrorist material in particular - regardless of whether it's illegal or not.

Activists to Google: You could end Chinese internet censorship in 10 days

Activists to Google: Here's how you could end censorship in 10 days

Eric Schmidt said recently that encrypting everything can end government censorship in a decade. Activists battling China's Great Firewall say why wait, when we just did it in a fraction of the time?

Google and Microsoft tackle child abuse images with search and YouTube changes

Google and Microsoft tackle child abuse images with search and YouTube changes

Two search giants, Google and Microsoft, have agreed on measures that should make it harder to search for child abuse images online on the open internet, while Google has made a groundbreaking move to identify and ferret out videos made by paedophiles on its YouTube service.

Bizarre Google search bug benefits porn websites


Searching on certain illogical strings returns sites with very XXX titles, all with NSFW tag lists hot enough to burn a hole through your monitor.

Google admits to pocketing profits from ads on seamy sites

Google AdWords phishing attack strikes inboxes

Google has once again admitted to profiting from advertisements for illegal products and services. Recently the BBC exposed them for making money on bogus Olympic 2012 ticket sales.

UK teachers' union says no to bill allowing searches of student mobiles

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The UK teaching union, NASUWT, calls government plans to address cyberbullying "reckless". The education bill stipulates that teachers can search and even delete content on student mobile phones if "there is a good reason to do so" .