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What Google is telling people who want to be forgotten

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Google is on the road in Europe, travelling with a merry band of enlisted experts from Madrid to Brussels via other major European cities. 441 more words

Strength of a worrisome generalist vs. technology

When any technological field such as biotechnology continues advancing in breaking formerly-impossible barriers, there should be at least one concerned-but-informed voice that invites discussions.

Technology advocates might call him or her a non-expert, coward or dragging force to better life assisted by technologies. 648 more words

Technology & Society

White House taps Google's Megan Smith as the country's new CTO

The White House has nominated Google executive Megan Smith as the country’s new chief technology officer, making her only the third person to assume the role since it was created. 262 more words

Business

Name you should know: Danny Marti, Obama's nomination for new 'piracy czar'

Contrary to its descriptive-sounding name, the position of “piracy czar” doesn’t actually require knowledge of swashbuckling and looking good why wearing an eye patch.

No, it’s actually a role created by Congress under the… 235 more words

Business

For one student, dreams of drone-based advertising take flight

Raj Singh’s moment of revelation came in November of last year, when Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos hawked a line of package-delivering drones to Charlie Rose on… 991 more words

Tech

Netflix Petitions FCC to Block Comcast Time Warner Cable Merger

Netflix stands to lose in this behemoth telecom merger.

As Issie Lapowsky writes at Wired, “if the two companies were to merge they would have unprecedented power to charge companies like Netflix more for faster service.” … 30 more words

Technology

U.S. chief technology officer Todd Park is stepping down (updated)

Updated (8:11 p.m. PST): Updated with confirmation of Park’s departure via an independent source that spoke with VentureBeat.

If there’s one thing most folks in the tech industry can agree on, it’s that there aren’t nearly enough technology-minded individuals helping to run the government. 289 more words

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