The annual release of the Fast Company’s “The World’s Most Innovative Companies“ never fails to inspire. No matter your business or your role within it, these companies are looking at the world differently than the rest of us.
Ninth Circuit Orders Google to Remove “Innocence of Muslims” Film Based On Copyright Claim of Actress
This opinion from the Ninth Circuit has created quite a stir and for good reasons, some of which are touched upon below.
Google is facing a class action lawsuit worth trillions of dollars for spying on Gmail accounts, and it’s trying really hard not to let people know about it.
On January 8, 2014, the French data protection authority, the Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL), announced that it was imposing a fine of €150,000 on Google, as well as a requirement that Google, within eight days of the decision, publicize the fine on its own website (at www.google.fr) for a period of 48 hours.
What did Google get for a New Year’s present? Their patent issued! On December 31, 2013 patent number 8,261,366 titled “Self-creation of comic strips in social networks and other communications” was issued, assigned to Google.
Search engine competitors in the EU released an e-konomica report critical of Google’s October 2013 settlement offer claiming it provides “a way for the company to grow its advertising revenues by increasing paid advertising space and decreasing space dedicated to organic search results.”
Google Street View Class Action Survives: Ninth Circuit Holds Wi-Fi is Not “Radio” Under Wiretap Act
In the latest development in the Google Street View case, the Ninth Circuit once again upheld the lower court’s decision that Google’s collection of unencrypted Wi-Fi does not fit within an exception to the Wiretap Act that allows the interception and use of “radio transmissions” that are “readily accessible to the public,” although it narrowed the reasoning of its earlier opinion.