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Google Hates Linux and Video Games

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lunduke.com: I am angry at Google. Nay. I am furious.

Firefox add-on said to blunt Google's data collection tactics

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Moz/FF

computerworld.com: A computer security researcher has launched a project designed to provide people greater privacy when using Google, as the company expands the scope of data its collects about its users.

Google is going to acquire Novell and the Unix copyright

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Humor

shermann.name: Some secret source inside Google Inc. reported to us, that Google is going to acquire Novell, the Company who brought you Novell Netware.

Also: A different kind of company name

Google buys Microsoft

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Microsoft
Humor

blogs.pcworld.co.nz: Following a spate of recent acquisitions Google's CEO Eric Schmidt announced this morning that the Mountain View-based company had bought Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft teams with Google

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Microsoft
  • Microsoft teams with Google in name of privacy
  • Flash Player To Come Bundled With Google Chrome
  • Google's plan to end Android fragmentation
  • The State of the Internet Operating System
  • What if all software was open source?

Google’s privacy campaign, and three ways in which Google gets your data

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itwriting.com/blog: Google is campaigning to reassure us that its Chrome browser is, well, no worse at recording your every move on the web than any other browser. However,

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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Software
  • 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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Software
  • 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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Software

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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OSS

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.

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