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Google promises Chrome is not phoning home with your Web data

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Despite the fact that I really like the Google Chrome Web browser, I gave up using it last month around the same I gave up Coke Zero. I gave up Coke Zero simply because of the caffeine. My reason for giving up Chrome was a little more complicated.

Web guru Tim Bray takes Google Android job

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news.cnet.com: Tim Bray--co-inventor of XML, notable tech blogger, and until recently a Sun Microsystems employee--has joined Google's Android team in part to show the world what he thinks is wrong with Apple's iPhone.

Google pumps out Chrome build which knows where you are

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  • Google pumps out Chrome build which knows where you are
  • Google open source guru says Android code will be in Linux kernel in time
  • Friday Fun: Play 3D Rally Racing in Chrome

Topeka renames itself ... Google, Kansas?

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computerworld.com: All that what missing was a promotional video of Dorothy Gale clicking her ruby slippers and whispering, "There's no place like Google; there's no place like Google ..."

Google: good or evil?

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telegraph.co.uk: It's been a difficult week for Google, which has been at the centre of antitrust investigations and a controversial Italian court case. Is the search giant's halo slipping, or does the 'Don't be evil' mantra still hold true?

Anti-Google Sentiment Reaches a Tipping Point

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daniweb.com: Google Buzz was not a great moment in the history of Google. It seemed to bring to the surface a lot of lingering bad feelings that people have been having about Google for some time. The botched Buzz release only made it worse, confirming people's worst fears that Google didn't give a fig about your privacy.

One week without Google

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cnet.com: A Microsoft executive recently compared quitting Google to quitting smoking. As I approach the 10th anniversary of my last cigarette, I decided to put that to the test.

Google’s strategy unveiled: a little bit of everything you do

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itwriting.com/blog: Schmidt’s blind spot is that he does not really see privacy as an issue. He mentions it from time to time; but he is clear that he regards the trade-off, that we give our personal data to Google in return for these cool services.

Google Buzz Not Getting Much Love

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  • Google Buzz Not Getting Much Love
  • Google acquires social search engine Aardvark
  • Why Google Buzz Isn't Buzzworthy
  • Buzz off: Disabling Google Buzz

Why can’t I send myself an e-mail on Gmail?

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  • Why can’t I send myself an e-mail on Gmail?
  • Iran to shut down Google email service: report
  • A quick privacy note on Chromium
  • Google Goes With Gentoo Portage for ChromeOS Build
  • Think big with a gig: Google experimental fiber network
  • One month later, Google still censors China search

Google, don’t be evil

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  • Is a code of silence evil?
  • Google Superbowl Ad Explains The Need for Search Privacy
  • Google, don’t be evil
  • Google Gmail Getting Social Features
  • Google warns Chinese knock-off to stop using logo
  • Android versus Linux?

Is Android really open? Really?

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I’m not Android-bashing here by any means. I regularly use Google Wave and have a Gmail account. But I’m hesitant to turn over all of my personal data — specifically my address book and appointments — to Google.

Why? I'll tell you why...

The Best Google Chrome Extensions

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pcmag.com: Google Chrome finally has an answer to Firefox's add-ons; we recommend eleven of our favorite Google Chrome extensions.

Could open source abandon the Google train?

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news.cnet.com: As arguably the world's largest open-source company, Google has a big stake in maintaining its place at the heart of the open-source ecosystem. Recent events, however, suggest that Google can't rest on its laurels if it wants to secure the hearts and minds of open-source developers.

Google's Creepy Club of Chrome

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  • Google's Creepy Club of Chrome
  • How To Hide From Google
  • Why Firefox Will Flame Out

Google becoming "giant monopoly" - German minister

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reuters.com: Internet search engine Google Inc is becoming a "giant monopoly" like Microsoft and could face legal action if it does not become more transparent, Germany's justice minister said.

Google open-source boss comes clean on Android

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theregister.co.uk: Google open source guru Chris DiBona has acknowledged that the company's freewheeling approach to building a mobile operating system can cause a few headaches for developers, with unfamiliar versions of its Android OS appearing on new phones with little warning.

Is Nexus One "bad" for Linux?

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  • Is Nexus One "bad" for Linux?
  • HD media hub design runs Android, Linux
  • Turn Your Android Phone Into A Real Star Trek Tricorder

The Google Phone (Nexus One) is Finally Here

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Hardware
  • The Google Phone (Nexus One) is Finally Here
  • How the Google Nexus One and Motorola Droid compare
  • Google Nexus One v Apple iPhone
  • TCO: Nexus One vs iPhone, Droid & Palm Pre
  • Google Nexus One early termination fee could reach $550

10 Mistakes Google Is Making with Chrome OS

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eweek.com: Google's Chrome OS might be exciting to some, but so far, Google has made some major missteps that could cost the company serious revenue when the operating system is released.

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