Google shows its bleak vision of search under new EU copyright laws

Google Google hasn’t been shy about decrying the consequences of the EU’s proposed Copyright Directive. Now, however, it’s using stark visuals to illustrate its point. The company recently told Search Engine Land that it was experimenting with a version of its search engine to gauge the “impact” the Directive would have on both users and […]

Sorry, MasterCard's free trial protection only applies to physical goods

PA Wire/PA Images Yesterday, MasterCard announced a new feature that would protect its customers from the automatic billing that kicks in after a free trial. The policy will require merchants to notify users about the end of the free trial, the cost of continuing with a subscription and how to cancel the subscription. And it […]

ACLU sues US government over social media surveillance of immigrants

Anadolu Agency via Getty Images The ACLU has sued the federal government, naming the Department of Justice, the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, ICE, US Customs and Border Protection, US Citizenship and Immigration Services and the State Department as defendants. The civil rights organization is seeking information regarding the government’s practice of monitoring immigrants’ […]

Michael Cohen reportedly paid for fake Twitter flattery

TIMOTHY A. CLARY via Getty Images Let’s play a game of “would you rather.” Would you rather an investigation upend criminal details about your past that land you in jail and put your business dealings under public scrutiny, or would you rather that investigation unearth the fact that you paid someone to create a fake […]

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