Visualizing Google's million-row copyright claim dataset

Google released its latest transparency report on Thursday, and while much coverage of those reports rightfully focuses on governmental actions — requests for user data and requests to remove content — Google is also providing a trove of copyright data. In fact, the copyright section of its transparency report includes a massive, nearly 1-million-row dataset regarding claims of copyright infringement on URLs. (You can download all the data here.

With robots and data, can Google keep to its promise not to be evil?

This Friday and Saturday, Google's latest product line will be on competitive display at a Florida racetrack. No, this isn't about the self-driving cars Google has been famously developing, but rather another genre of semi-autonomous devices: robots. In recent months, the company has been on a robotics buying spree.

Why Google’s Driverless Car Is Evil

Google’s autonomous car is a media darling, often portrayed as a techno-marvel that will free the world’s commuters from the burden of operating motor vehicles.

Canadian Competition Bureau after Google's Bacon

Yay for the usurpers of the north. Not cowed by Google's success in thwarting the best efforts of the governments of the free world, Canada is going to look real hard whether Google is abusing its search monopoly. 

Android Is no Cash Cow for Google

Other than serving as a platform for its search engine, wireless is not a big part of Google's business. Only about 2% of its enterprise value is estimated to come from mobile.Therefore, Google might be rooting for Apple to succeed, too, as iOS is responsible for the majority of web traffic generated and has more than a 2:1 advantage over Android.  

Google resurrects the Amiga 500 in Chrome

Google developer Christian Stefansen has coded a Chrome web app that emulates the Amiga 500 in Mountain View's flagship browser.

Google buys Apple stuff but Apple doesn't buy Google stuff

Google has decided that it is best to have security by obscurity and has invested in shedloads of expensive Macs.

Google can be made to sweat. Just ask Oracle.

Joking aside, there is nothing to be neutral about when pondering Oracle's attempts to sue Google for copyright infringement on 37 Java APIs. It's got the Open Source community up in arms, but Google may have shot itself in the foot, and the results could end up having a huge impact in the future.

2M Passwords For Facebook, Twitter And Others Stolen In Massive Data Breach

According to a report in ReadWrite: Have a Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Yahoo account?  If so, you might want to change your password, stat. According to cybersecurity firm Trustwave, hackers using a nasty piece of work called the Pony Botnet Controller have stolen usernames and passwords for nearly two million accounts. The firm determined that a malicious keylogger installed on users’ computers was to blame.  In addition, CNN reported that the accounts hacked were:

Google removing 9 links every second for media companies

Big content is effectively censoring Google in a way that the Chinese goverment can only dream of and no one appears to be stopping them.

Google privacy violates Dutch law

Search engine Google is in hot water after a privacy watchdog saw orange and ruled that its method of bringing in personal data from its many different online services violates Dutch data protection law.

Picking a Tablet: There Really Is a Reason for the Choice

As we ramp up to Black Friday this year, I’m up to my armpits in new tablets, so much so that I’m convinced some must be having unprotected sex and making tablet babies. Of course, each tablet has its own unique advantages and disadvantages.  

Google patents social media helper

If maintaining your presence on social media is becoming a burden, Google may be able to help.

Google builds new solar power plants

Is Google an Internet company or a renewable energy developer? Sometimes it’s hard to tell. The company on Thursday was at it again, announcing that it was joining with the investment firm KKR to buy into six solar photovoltaic power plants being built by Recurrent Energy in California and Arizona. The plants total 106 megawatts of generating capacity.

Nexus 5 compares pretty good to the competition

Google should know how to push Android. And with the Nexus 5 it proves it. When it comes to delivering a smartphone that is well thought out, does enough to hit every mark, and delivers a great Android experience, the Nexus 5 is on point.

Your Gmail inbox just got pumped

Google just gave you some new features in Gmail that add a level of functionality to email that makes it more than email. It's like they don't want you to go anywhere else but Google. Aw. Google likes me. It really, really likes me.

Brazil thinks Google is part of NSA plot?

The accountants at Google must be sweating in their boots after Brazilian judges ordered them to hand over private data collected through its Street View program.

Rikomagic's MK802 IV LE PC-on-a-stick ships with Ubuntu

The Rikomagic MK802 IV LE is an ARM-powered PC-on-a-stick that can be plugged into the HDMI port of a TV or monitor.

Nexus 5. On Google Play. KitKat. Delicious.

LG and Google are delivering the first Android 4.4, KitKat, phone. The Nexus 5 is going to be available in every color imaginable as long as they are either white or black. 

Ematic touts 13.3-inch Android Cinema tablet

Ematic has debuted a 13.3-inch tablet specifically designed for watching videos and streaming music clips from sites like YouTube.