February 23, 2012 |
In a sign of its political maturation, Google Inc. has hired former Rep. Susan Molinari to head its Washington operation. Molinari takes over for Alan Davidson, who launched the Internet giant's lobbying operation in the nation's capital in 2005. She will have a more prominent role at the company than Davidson, with the title of vice president of public policy and government relations for the Americas. Davidson was director of public policy for the Americas, but not a company vice president.
April 21, 2010 |
In an effort to combat the rising tide of online censorship, Google Inc. released a new tool Tuesday to show users where it gets the most pressure to remove content from its services and turn over personal information about its users as a part of criminal investigations. The move marked the first time that Google has provided detailed information on such requests. The Internet giant, which pulled its search engine out of mainland China last month, is taking a harder stance against online censorship.
June 11, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Google and other technology companies are pushing back against media reports that they gave national intelligence agencies direct access to their servers to turn over emails and other online communication from users. Google, Facebook and Microsoft each called on the U.S. government Tuesday to make public the number and scope of national security requests. PHOTOS: Top music subscription services Google also made it clearer how it transmits data to the federal government.
June 11, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Google is asking the Obama administration for permission to disclose more information about requests it gets from national intelligence agencies for its users' emails and other online communications. The technology giant made the request in a letter to Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. and FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III on Tuesday. Google is trying to counteract damaging media reports that the company allows the National Security Agency access to users' online communications.
March 12, 1996 |
As anyone who follows the culture scene in Laguna Beach knows, that sun-and-pastels town has experienced its own arts crisis recently. The Laguna Art Museum and the Newport Harbor Art Museum are in the midst of a merger attempt that has generated tension on both sides of the issue.
September 21, 2007 |
The Senate Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on antitrust competition policy will hold a hearing next week to examine Google Inc.'s $3.1-billion acquisition of Web advertising supplier DoubleClick Inc. Google's planned purchase of DoubleClick has raised antitrust and privacy concerns, and the Federal Trade Commission is scrutinizing the deal. Testifying Thursday for Google will be David Drummond, the company's senior vice president and chief legal officer, a Google spokesman said.