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  • Schmidt: NSA revelations forced Google to lock down data

    Google has worked hard to lock down the personal data it collects since revelations in the last year and a half about mass surveillance programs at the U.S. National Security Agency, company Chairman Eric Schmidt said.

    Written by Grant Gross13 Dec. 14 07:51
  • The ratings: Most net neutrality groups get poor grades for funding transparency

    After a spate of news stories about alleged "astroturf" advocacy in a contentious U.S. net neutrality debate, the IDG News Service looked into the funding transparency of several think tanks and advocacy groups involved in the issue. Several disclose limited or no information about their funding, we found.

    Written by Grant Gross25 Oct. 14 05:50
  • Google’s Schmidt defends UK tax record

    Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt defended his company's payment of a mere £6.09 million (A$9.06m) in UK corporation tax for 2011 on a turnover of £395 million and said his firm's management of its tax bill was not very different from British firms in the US market.

    Written by Gaurav Sharma23 April 13 11:07
  • House panel to move forward on Stop Online Piracy Act

    A U.S. House of Representatives committee has scheduled a debate and vote on controversial copyright legislation, the Stop Online Piracy Act, with the bill's main sponsor offering an amendment meant to address some concerns with the bill.

    Written by Grant Gross13 Dec. 11 11:30
  • Senators question if Google has biased search results

    Several U.S. senators accused Google of giving search preferences to its own suite of services over competitors, but executive chairman Eric Schmidt denied that his company is manipulating search results during a hearing Wednesday.

    Written by Grant Gross22 Sept. 11 07:18
  • Experts: Google antitrust probe to shed light on search

    The US Federal Trade Commission's antitrust investigation into Google's search engine could shine some light on the secret inner workings of the company's search ranking decisions and the relationship between advertising and free search results, some Google critics said Friday.

    Written by Grant Gross17 Sept. 11 07:29
  • Google cites Schmidt testimony in Android suit defense

    Google wants a judge to throw out Java copyright infringement claims Oracle has lodged against the Android mobile OS, based partly on 17-year-old testimony from an unlikely source: Google executive chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus03 Aug. 11 01:41
  • Schmidt’s departure from Google “fortuitous”: Vint Cerf

    Renowned ‘father of the internet’, Vint Cerf, has lauded Eric Schmidt’s recent announcement to step down as Google’s chief executive as “fortuitous” timing that will speed up decision making at the search giant.

    Written by James Hutchinson24 Jan. 11 11:35
  • Google's CEO switch could be a risky move

    Google's decision to change CEOs, announced on the same day it reported yet another blockbuster quarter, begs the question of whether the company is trying to fix something that isn't broken.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez24 Jan. 11 02:39
  • Schmidt to step aside as Google CEO, Page taking over

    Google co-founder Larry Page will take over as Google CEO in April from Eric Schmidt, who will remain with the company as executive chairman.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez and Stephen Lawson21 Jan. 11 09:42