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Google Coercing Independent Musicians Into Joining a Spotify Competitor

Google is reportedly planning on launching a competing service to Spotify and Pandora.

The Anatomy of a Google Smear Campaign

What follows is the story of my good friend Ann Smarty's community being the target of a Google smear campaign.

Google Gives More Money To The GOP

Google is

Evidence That Google Chooses Increasing Profits Over User Security

CNET is reporting that Google has removed several apps from the chrome web

Is Google Allowing The NSA Access To Your Google Analytics Account?

I haven't noticed until now that Google Analytics happens to be one of the last Google products that isn't using SSL by

Rap Genius Gets Spanked By Google

As many of you know by now, Rap Genius was recently penalized by Google

Google Accidentally Adds New Privacy Feature To Android, and Then Immediately Removes it.

Android 4.3 originally shipped with a privacy feature that allowed users to pick and choose what data an app could collect on a device.

Google Wants All Of Your User Names And Passwords

Google is currently developing a new security platform called, U2F (Universal 2nd Factor).

Google is Astroturfing to Sway Public Perception.

This is very interesting! 

Black Hat Is Dead, White Hat Is On The Run.

Back when the Boston marathon suspects were running from the police, my buddy Kenny Hyder tweeted what seemed like the most poetic

Does Google favor sites they fund through Google Ventures?

About a month ago Jacob King wrote an interesting post on his blog about how RetailMeNot.com ranks so well in the search results.

Google Likely Penalized TechCrunch

Our story begins yesterday when user GrowMap submitted a story about a change in how Technora

Either you will have to log in to use the adwords KW tool or google is replacing it with the planner tool...WUT?

Today, when I tried to use the non-logged in google adwords keyword too

How Widespread is Corruption at Wikipedia?

Salon has an article, Revenge, ego and the corruption of Wikipedia, about a rogue making edits.

Conspiracy Behind the Closing of the Google Affiliate Network

Jonathan Goodman started up a new podcast recently, and one of his first shows was The Google Affiliate Network Consp

DOJ says it doesn't need warrants to grab email and chat content

I think it's safe to say this topic will have some folks up in arms.

Ebay and the FBI Lay Down the Hammer on Cheating Affiliates

Interesting story on Business Insider: 

The Black Hats target the REAL Black hats in a DOS attack on Silk Road

From the BBC this morning, news that a Drug Dealing website has been taken offline in a DOS attack.

Was it Hackers or Governments?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22381046

Code Found In YouTube App Confirms Future "PayPerView" Channels

Analysis of code found in the new YouTube Andro

Clinton Political Strategist Targets Google in Fresh Wave of Microsoft Ads.

Microsoft has hired a former political pollister for Hillary Clinton to wage a smear campaign against Gmail.