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  • March 1, 2012  

    Google’s sweeping new privacy policy took effect Thursday, stirring concern among many state attorneys general who have called it an invasion of privacy. The company said the move would allow it to personalize information for customers and streamline privacy measures. Jeffrey Brown and guests examine the new policy’s effects. Continue reading

  • February 15, 2012   BY Video DA 

    “The Art of Google Books” is a blog that showcases errors and anomalies found in the digital pages of Google Books. Krissy Wilson, the creator of the blog and a student at the University of Florida, sifts through the scanned pages on Google Books website searching for visible signs of the digitizing process. Continue reading

  • December 15, 2011  

    U.S. film, TV and music producers are taking aim at leading Internet companies for allowing Web users to easily search and access pirated media. Jeffrey Brown explores options for policing pirated media with the Open Internet Coalition’s Markham Erickson and the Motion Picture Association of America’s Michael O’Leary. Continue reading

  • October 5, 2011   BY News Desk  

    Gwen Ifill interviewed Google’s Eric Schmidt — the company’s former CEO and current executive chairman — as part of the Washington Ideas Forum Wednesday. Among her questions about the search giant: can it really take on Facebook with it’s new … Continue reading

  • October 5, 2011  

    Google is being investigated as to whether it may be violating anti-trust law in how it ranks websites when consumers do searches. Gwen Ifill talks to Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt as part of the Atlantic and Aspen Ideas Forum. Continue reading

  • September 23, 2011  

    Leading contenders, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, drew sharp lines of distinction between each other at the GOP debate in Orlando on Thursday night. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • August 24, 2011  

    In other news Wednesday, the federal budget deficit will top $1.2 trillion this fiscal year. The Congressional Budget Office reported the deficit will be slightly down from the last two years. Also, Syrian government forces stepped up their crackdown on a key city in the eastern part of the country. Continue reading

  • August 16, 2011  

    Google announced plans this week to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. In recent years the Internet giant has made big plays in the smartphone market through its Android platform. Jeffrey Brown discusses the ramifications of the pending deal with Staci Kramer of paidContent.org and Charles Golvin of Forrester Research. Continue reading

  • August 15, 2011  

    In other news Monday, Google announced its largest-ever acquisition with the planned purchase of Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. The cellphone maker controls thousands of patents and builds devices that run on Google’s Android platform. Also, a wave of bombings swept across Iraq killing at least 63 police and civilians. Continue reading

  • July 14, 2011   BY Lauren Knapp  

    We’ve all been there: you’re in a heated debate with a friend about a role one of your favorite actresses played five years back. You struggle for 30 seconds, maybe a minute, to bring the memory to the forefront to … Continue reading